For all students of classical languages, this Latin dictionary will make looking up translations all the more easy. All Latin words have long vowels marked, and entries include verbs, nouns and adjectives and other parts of speech. Grammar charts are included in the beginning for a handy reference. Each entry includes masculine and feminine forms of the word, the definition and the part of speech. A shorter English-to-Latin dictionary, maps, and a chronology of Roman authors and emperors are included. 416 pages, softcover.
A clear and approachable dictionary designed to serve the needs of today?s Latin users
Though it is a language that predates the dawn of the Roman Empire, Latin continues to influence many areas of modern life. Medical, legal, and literary texts are littered with Latin phrases that convey a meaning English simply can?t articulate. This latest addition to Penguin?s successful dictionary series is one of the most comprehensive concise Latin dictionaries ever published and includes:
? Vocabulary drawn from three centuries of key classical authors
? Feature boxes on important points of grammar and language
? Appendices on Latin terms in common use, names and places from myth and history, and a chronology of Roman authors and emperors.
Students and professionals alike will find this an indispensable guide to the language, from amo, amas, amat to veni, vedi, vici.
Robert Shorrock holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge and currently teaches at Eton College. He has published several books in the area of classical studies. David Butterfield> studied classics at Christs College, Cambridge, where he was pre-elected to a research fellowship at the age of twenty-one. He has a number of publications in the field of Latin textual criticism.
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