Carpe Diem: Put a Little Latin in Your Life

Carpe Diem: Put a Little Latin in Your Life

by Harry Mount, Stephen Hoye
     
 

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In this lighthearted guided tour of Latin, journalist and former Latin tutor Harry Mount breathes life back into the greatest language of all, drawing on everything from a Monty Python grammar lesson to Angelina Jolie's tattoos.See more details below

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In this lighthearted guided tour of Latin, journalist and former Latin tutor Harry Mount breathes life back into the greatest language of all, drawing on everything from a Monty Python grammar lesson to Angelina Jolie's tattoos.

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"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
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400155248
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Edition description:
Unabridged, 1MP3-CD, 5 hours
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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"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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