Annus Mirabilis: More Latin for Everyday Life

Annus Mirabilis: More Latin for Everyday Life

by Mark Walker
     
 

An invigorating selection of "everyday" Latin from ancient times to the present day, this guide includes an exploration of poetry, epitaphs, and inscriptions and a look at the origins of Latin names still used in English. Ancient Roman curses from Bath Spa and letters from Hadrian's Wall are at one end of the spectrum, at the other are Neo-Latin authors, many

Overview

An invigorating selection of "everyday" Latin from ancient times to the present day, this guide includes an exploration of poetry, epitaphs, and inscriptions and a look at the origins of Latin names still used in English. Ancient Roman curses from Bath Spa and letters from Hadrian's Wall are at one end of the spectrum, at the other are Neo-Latin authors, many rarely studied by Classics students. In between is an exploration of Latin poetry, both sacred and profane, hymns and verse epitaphs, and letters from Cicero, Augustus, Heloise, Erasmus, Petrarch, Smollett, and Sterne among others. All texts are accompanied by in-depth notes, and there is a grammatical index and English translations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752448329
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Walker is a Latin teacher and the author of Amida and Annus Horribilis.

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