Latin for the Illiterati: Exorcizing the Ghosts of a Dead Language
Latin for the Illiteratiis everyperson's reference to common Latin words and phrases. With over 6,000 entries--including 300 abbreviations--this volume will accompany every reader, student and scholar through their lifelong reading journey.
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - deanc - LibraryThing
Jon Stone taught religious studies at UC Berkeley at the time of publication, and is now a professor at CSU Long Beach. The idea for this book came from the experience of studying for his doctorate ... Read full review
Latin for the illiterati: exorcizing the ghosts of a dead languageUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Stone (A Guide to the End of the World, Garland, 1993) has penned one of those rare reference resources that is both highly affordable and highly useful. The first two sections provide translations of ... Read full review