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Carpe Diem: Put a Little Latin in Your Life

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Liber prosperissimus et mirabilis ex Britannia ad Americam tandem advenit! Umquam vexatus es quando homo inritans "sine qua non" aut "mea culpa" dicit? Aut postmeridiana tempora vetera, quando verba obscura ediscere conatus es, terrunt?

Nil desperandum!

Linguae Latinae hoc in itinere iucundo, qui omnia ex lectione grammatica ab Monte Pythone ad Angelinae Jolia in pelle notas et omnia optima in historiae litteratae annis duo milliis ex poese et ...

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Overview

Liber prosperissimus et mirabilis ex Britannia ad Americam tandem advenit! Umquam vexatus es quando homo inritans "sine qua non" aut "mea culpa" dicit? Aut postmeridiana tempora vetera, quando verba obscura ediscere conatus es, terrunt?

Nil desperandum!

Linguae Latinae hoc in itinere iucundo, qui omnia ex lectione grammatica ab Monte Pythone ad Angelinae Jolia in pelle notas et omnia optima in historiae litteratae annis duo milliis ex poese et litteris excerpta habet, Henricus Mons pulvem ex libellis odiosis deterget et in linguam maximam in aeternum vitam respirat.

The phenomenal bestseller from the U.K. finally arrives in the States! Have you even found yourself irritated when a sine qua non or a mea culpa is thrown into the conversation by a particularly annoying person? Or do distant memories of afternoons spent struggling to learn obscure verbs fill you with dread?

Never fear!

In this delightful guided tour of Latin, which features everything from a Monty Python grammar lesson to Angelina Jolie's tattoo and all the best snippets of prose and poetry from two thousand years of literary history, Harry Mount wipes the dust off those boring primers and breathes life back into the greatest language of them all.

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Editorial Reviews

Timothy Farrington
The silliness is partly tactical, an attempt to counter Latin's rap as a fusty "relic to be worshiped." Mount's pragmatism springs from an infectious love for the language whose "power and beauty," refreshingly, he touts above any practical benefit. He works hard to convert readers to the Latinist cause, and in the end, Carpe Diem makes a better recruiting pamphlet than textbook.
—The New York Times
From the Publisher
"Stephen Hoye maximizes on the author's sense of humor with just the right timing in his delivery and just the right nuance in his voice.... [A] clever narrator." —-AudioFile
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400105243
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2007
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 4 CDs, 4 hrs. 30 min.
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 5.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Henricus Mons litterae humaniores ad universitatem Oxoniensem legit. Magister linguae Latinae erat et tum actorum diurnorum scriptor factus est. Tabellarius princeps et Novo in Eboraco scriba pro Quotidiano Telegrapho erat.

Harry Mount read Classics at Oxford and was a Latin tutor before becoming a journalist. He has been an editorial writer and New York correspondent at the Daily Telegraph.

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