A Dictionary of Latin Words and Phrases

A Dictionary of Latin Words and Phrases

by James Morwood (Editor)


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This authoritative and highly browsable guide provides an enlightening account of the meaning and history of Latin words and phrases that have entered the English language. Readers will find over 1000 phrases, sayings, mottoes, and proverbs, translated with examples of usage and fascinating citations and explanations of their first occurrence. A detailed A-Z appendix lists all Latin authors from Augustine to Virgil, together with details of their life and work. A thematic index offers immediate access to the maxims and phrases relating to such topics as death, betrayal, gossip, love, and money.
A Dictionary of Latin Words and Phrases will be an entertaining and instructive source of information for word lovers of all varieties, from the crossword aficionado to speech-writers, historians, literature buffs, the savvy general reader, and anyone properly curious about Latin's influence on English.

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ISBN-13: 9780198601098
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/03/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 289,513
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Formerly Head of Classics at Harrow, James Morwood is a Fellow at Wadham College and Grocyn Lecturer for the Literae Humaniores Faculty.

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