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Here are hundreds of useful expressions rendered into grammatically accurate classical Latin— with a foolproof pronunciation guide—all in one handy volume. Whether you are a student of the language or just want to talk like one, Latin for All Occasions is guaranteed to help you delight your friends (wittily), insult your enemies (fearlessly) and elevate the public discourse.
Author Biography: Founder of National Lampoon magazine, Henry Beard is one of America's bestselling humor writers. He has written more than ten books, including the classics X-Treme Latin, Bored of the Rings, Miss Piggy's Guide to Life, and O.J.'s Legal Pad.
Calling ex-alter boys, private-school alumni, and every girl who dreamed of being Audrey Hepburn in A Nun's Story--a sinfully irreverent guide to saying in Latin the things you never read in your prayer or grammar books.
Posted November 22, 2007
Posted September 23, 2007
Latin for All Occasions is a humorous modern Latin phrasebook, featuring such sections as 'Bald-Faced Lies Are Less Bald-Faced in Latin' and 'In the Vatican' ('Where can I get a hat like that?'). For all the things you always wanted to say in Latin but never knew how, this is the book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 20, 2000
Great! I knew as soon as I saw the advertisement for this on a postcard at a college bookstore that I would like it, and I did. Not only is it very humorous (how does Beard get so many utterly perfect cliche's from so many fields?) but also helped me in my Latin studies because it bridges the gap between the ancient language and modern technology like computers, television, The Beatles, and candy bars--words for which didn't exist in ancient Rome, but were carefully and logically synthesized for this book. Ergo, I'd say the book has benefit far beyond humor: it brings Latin up-to-date and turns it into a useful modern language. Infelix: I found 1-2 errors, and I wish Beard had given a derivation of his terms.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 26, 2008
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