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This solidly researched handbook was ten years in the making, evolving from a handwritten help list of frequently occurring phrases to this comprehensive reference tool. The volume contains common words, phrases and abbreviations selected from the worlds of art, music, law, philosophy, theology, medicine and the theatre as well as clever sayings and sage advice from ancient writers. In addition, there is a section on geographical place names, colors, calendar months and days and Roman numerals as well as an English index and a brief guide on Latin pronunciation.
Posted May 23, 2005
Latin is not a dead language except for the few people who write boring books in ENGLISH about it. English is made 60% of Latin derivatives. What is this guy talking about? I do not recommend any of his books. End of story. I had the misfortune of buying all of them at once and believe me I returned them.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 30, 2003
Certainly, Latin is only a "dead language" in the minds of the uneducated. Latin is not only the base for all Romance languages. It is also spoken daily at the Vatican and at the Traditional Catholic Mass. A language is only dead, if it is no longer used by anyone! The publication of 'Latin For The Illerati' is a welcoming and refreshing book or Calendar. However it contains mistakes. For instance the Calendar: (1) January 19/19, 2003: "majus". It should be 'maius', since the classical Latin alphabet does not know the letter "j"; (2) January 22, 2003: "per recto...". Per is a Preposition followed by the Accusative Case, not Ablative. It should read: per rectum ...Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.