Reading Latin Epitaphs: A Handbook for Beginners

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Exeter Press, 2008 - History - 133 pages
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This compact, accessible guide reproduces fifty-two Latin memorials taken from churches situated throughout England’s West Country. Parker explains the basics of Latin grammar in a clear and concise fashion that allows beginners (or those who have long forgotten the intricacies of Latin cases and declensions) to translate and understand the Latin script on public buildings, churches, or in mottos.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Acknowledgements
7
A Brief Latin Grammar
9
Dates
22
EPITAPHS
25
Westminster Abbey
27
Offwell
28
St Thomas Exeter
29
Otterton
58
Ottery StMary
59
Poltimore
60
Exeter Cathedral
62
Exeter Cathedral
63
St Margarets Topsham
64
Axminster
65
Tavistock
66

Mamhead
31
Manaton
32
Staverton
34
Teigngrace
36
Ottery StMary
37
St Martins Exeter
38
St Saviours Dartmouth
39
Thorverton
41
Morchard Bishop
42
St Saviour s Dartmouth
44
StOlaves Exeter
45
St Martins Exeter
46
Colyton
47
St Mary Arches Exeter
48
Exeter Cathedral
49
Sidbury
50
Totnes
51
Axmouth
52
Dunsford
53
Salcombe Regis
54
Stjohn Exeter
55
Shobrooke
56
Widworthy
67
Sidmouth
68
Kenton
69
Madron
70
Alphington
72
Bath Abbey
73
Littleham
75
St John Exeter
77
ClystHoniton
78
Rockbeare
79
Wimborne Minster
81
Clyst St George
82
Exeter Cathedral
83
St Petrocks Exeter
84
St Petrocks Exeter
86
Madron
88
Crediton
90
Gittisham
92
The wordlist explained
95
LatinEnglish wordlist
99
Some initials 8c abbreviations
131
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About the author (2008)

 

John Parker is a retired teacher who contributes to Ad Familiares, which aims to disseminate the classics to the wider population.

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