Harpercollins Latin Concise Dictionary

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A New Look at Language

The complete Latin dictionary and grammar — two books in one

Comprehensive treatment of the vocabulary of texts read in high school and college

Full step-by-step Latin grammar section

Detailed verb tables covering 120 regular verbs and more than 300 ...

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Overview

A New Look at Language

The complete Latin dictionary and grammar — two books in one

Comprehensive treatment of the vocabulary of texts read in high school and college

Full step-by-step Latin grammar section

Detailed verb tables covering 120 regular verbs and more than 300 irregular verbs

Supplements on Roman history, life, and culture

Special section of Latin words and phrases used in contemporary English: carpe diem, quid pro quo, etc.

All the information you need to know to translate the classics by Virgil, Livy, or Cicero

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060536909
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/12/2003
  • Series: Collins Language Series
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 600
  • Sales rank: 164,525
  • Product dimensions: 5.15 (w) x 7.71 (h) x 1.21 (d)

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HarperCollins Publishers is one of the world's leading English-language publishers with headquarters in New York. The company is part of News America Publishing Group, a division of News Corporation. The house of Mark Twain, the Bronte Sisters, Thackeray, Dickens, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Maurice Sendak, HarperCollins was founded in New York City in 1817 by the brothers James and John Harper. The worldwide book group, which was formed following News Corporation's acquisition of the British publisher William Collins in January 1990, has significant publishing interests in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia.

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HarperCollins Latin Concise Dictionary


By Aldous HarperCollins

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2006 Aldous HarperCollins
All right reserved.

ISBN: 006053690X

Introduction

Whether you are learning Latin for the first time or wish to "brush up" what you learned some time ago, this dictionary is designed to help you understand Latin and to express yourself in Latin, if you so wish.

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Excerpted from HarperCollins Latin Concise Dictionary by Aldous HarperCollins Copyright © 2006 by Aldous HarperCollins. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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  • Posted May 13, 2010

    Latin: Why Bother

    Why bother? Latin (Latium-an ancient place in Italy) is one of the most insidious (insidious-deceitful) of tongues in (in-in) modern (mod-just lately + ernus-of time) English (angli-angle + isc-ish). Latin permeates (permeates-pass through) several areas such as church, medicine (medicina-the art of healing), and law. Latin continues (continuare-to make continuous) to live through making new words such as altimeter (alti-high plus metior-to measure). Historically, Latin was the language (lingua-tongue + age-age) of the learned which continues in the Law, although Anglicised to a degree (degrades-grade) as having arrived (arripare-to come to land < ad ripam-to the river bank) in America via (via-street or way) British Law.

    Collins Latin Concise Dictionary is an excellent, affordable, introduction to Latin. The dictionary is only a part of this compendium. There are Latin phrases currently used in English; lists of words and phrases, such as place names (April in Parisii) regarding Roman life and culture. (The book probably does have all the information you need to translate the classics; putting the words and grammar together is a bit tedious). In sum (summa-chief point), if you have a passing interest in Latin, this is a superb start.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2012

    Excellent Resource Book

    This latin dictionary is excellent and well written and put together. It is great for high school and college students as a reference and research tool.

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    Posted April 30, 2010

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