published by The History Press (Dec 2007)


Everybody remembers the Queen’s ‘Annus Horribilis’, but what do 'quid pro quo' and 'habeas corpus' mean? Why do plants have Latin names? Why do families, towns, countries and even football teams have Latin mottoes? What do the Latin epitaphs in churches say? What are the words of Mozart's 'Requiem'?  

These are just a few of the topics covered in this book. As Mark Walker makes clear, present-day English is still steeped in its Roman and Latin origins. As a result English still has many thousands of Latin words in everyday use.

Now in three formats:

(1) Paperback 

(2) Kindle (Amazon)

(3) iPad/iPhone etc (iTunes)

Chapter 1: A Brief History of Latin 
Chapter 2: Conversational Latin 
Chapter 3: Familiar Latin Phrases 
Chapter 4: Acronyms & Abbreviations 
Chapter 5: Roman Names, Numerals, Dates & Days 
Chapter 6: Latin for Gardeners 
Chapter 7: Mottoes 
Chapter 8: Latin for Doctors & Lawyers 
Chapter 9: Church Latin 
Chapter 10: The Latin Mass 
Chapter 11: The Requiem Mass 
Chapter 12: Latin Christmas Carols & Hymns 
Chapter13: Carmina Burana & Secular Latin 
Chapter 14: Roman Inscriptions 
Chapter 15: Latin Epitaphs 
English Translations 

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