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you wanted to know about Latin but were afraid to ask:
What do quid pro quo and habeas corpus
Why do plants have Latin names?
Why do families, towns, countries and even football
teams use Latin mottoes?
What do the Latin epitaphs in churches say?
Why does English have many thousands of Latin words?
What are the words of Mozart’s Requiem?
These are just a few of the
topics covered in Latin for Everyday Life, an all-new approach to learning
Latin specifically aimed at adults.
Most Latin textbooks are
designed for school use and focus almost exclusively on literary Latin texts
from the Classical age. Latin for Everyday Life is different. This book places
special emphasis on the Latin that is all around us today: Latin epitaphs and
inscriptions, Latin for Gardeners, Doctors and Lawyers, Church Latin, Latin
Hymns and Carols, mottoes, familiar phrases and abbreviations, and much more.
Including a detailed summary
of Latin grammar, as well as a full vocabulary, Latin
for Everyday Life provides a solid grounding in the fundamentals of
the Latin language. Beginning with short, familiar phrases, readers are
encouraged to attempt their own translations of key Latin texts throughout the
Latin for Everyday Life presents Latin as anything but a ‘dead’ language with no relevance to the present. It shows how the language is thriving in contemporary English, as well as still being prominently on display all around us.
Format: A4, monochrome text & colour illustrations, 196 pages
Binding: comb bound
Publication date: September 1st 2006
to Pineapple Publications
Copyright © 2006 Mark Walker