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Published: 03 December 1998

240 Pages

ISBN: 9780198601098

Bookseller Code (03)

A Dictionary of Latin Words and Phrases

Edited by James Morwood

This authoritative guide provides an enlightening account of the meaning and history of over 1000 phrases, sayings, mottoes, and proverbs that have entered the English language, translated with examples of usage and fascinating 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.

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