Dictionary of Latin Words and Phrases (Paperback)

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By James Morwood (Editor)
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Description


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.

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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780198601098
ISBN-10: 0198601093
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication Date: March 26th, 1998
Pages: 240
Language: English