Latin For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Packed with tons of examples and sample dialogues

Make sense of Latin in no time!

Noli timere! (no-lee tih-may-reh) As the Romans would say, "Have no fear!" You’ll be reading and speaking Latin in a flash with this friendly guide, which covers all Latin language essentials, including grammar, usage, and vocabulary. You’ll even see how to use...

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Latin For Dummies

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Overview

Packed with tons of examples and sample dialogues

Make sense of Latin in no time!

Noli timere! (no-lee tih-may-reh) As the Romans would say, "Have no fear!" You’ll be reading and speaking Latin in a flash with this friendly guide, which covers all Latin language essentials, including grammar, usage, and vocabulary. You’ll even see how to use Latin in modern situations, from the law to medicine to impressing your friends at cocktail parties.

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  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118053867
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 177,560
  • File size: 15 MB
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Meet the Author

Clifford A. Hull has taught Latin, Greek, medical terminology, and classical mythology.

Steven R. Perkins has taught Latin for a decade.

Tracy Barr has served as an editor, editorial manager, writer, and consultant on For Dummies books.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: You Already Know a Little Latin.

Chapter 2: The Nitty Gritty: Basic Latin Grammar.

Chapter 3: Salve! Hello! Greetings and Introductions.

Part II: Latin in Action.

Chapter 4: The Roman Family and Social Structure.

Chapter 5: Food and Housing in Roman Life.

Chapter 6: The Roman Calendar.

Chapter 7: The Roman Army.

Chapter 8: Roman Entertainment and Sports.

Chapter 9: Roman Government.

Chapter 10: More Lasting Than Bronze: Latin Literature.

Part III: Latin in the Modern World.

Chapter 11: Latin in Law.

Chapter 12: Latin in Medicine.

Chapter 13: Latin in the Church.

Chapter 14: Latin in Zoology and Botany.

Chapter 15: Translating and Reading Latin.

Chapter 16: Mottoes, Sayings, and Quotes: Cocktail Party Latin.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Loanwords from Latin.

Chapter 18: Ten False Friends: Common Mistakes in Latin.

Chapter 19: Ten Helpful Latin-Related Web Sites.

Chapter 20: Ten Common Latin Abbreviations.

Chapter 21: Ten Common Latin Prefixes.

Chapter 22: Ten Important Latin Suffixes.

Part V: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Verb and Noun Tables.

Appendix B: Mini-Dictionary.

Appendix C: Fun & Games Answers.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2011

    Helped

    I am only 11and i recommend this book for people of all age. I got this book because i want to be a doctor when i grow up and oviusly half the wotds in a medicle book are mad from latin words .what are you dum?

    3 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

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    [im getting this book cause i dont like my Father Diamond's Liturgical Latin textbook as its too narrow in scope.]

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    Idk if i should get this

    Im 13 and im taking latin alrdy so i can b a lawyer cuz u need to know latin to be a lawyer. Plus u get tons of money and u get to argue ur point for a living. Mah kind of job!

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  • Posted May 23, 2012

    useless unless you are in junior high

    Great if you are a kid useless if you are an adult

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Agree

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Should i get this book

    Should i get this book i am 10 and already learning latin so i can be a doctar

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