Quid Pro Quo What the Romans Really Gave the English Language

Heftet / 2017 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9781782399339
Publisert
2017
Utgiver
Vendor
Atlantic Books
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
352
Vekt
326 gr
Høyde
198 mm
Bredde
129 mm
Tykkelse
25 mm
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Quid Pro Quo What the Romans Really Gave the English Language

Heftet / 2017 / Engelsk
Did you know that the word 'prestige' derives from the Latin word for 'illusion'? Or that 'infantry' stems from a Latin word meaning one who could not speak? In this original and highly entertaining book, Peter Jones reveals the roots of Latin words that are now common in the English language and shows how Romans actually used them in the ancient world. Covering every aspect of Roman life - from politics, philosophy, religion and the arts, to technology, warfare, medicine and botany - Quid Pro Quo highlights the vital role Latin has played in the creation of our vast vocabulary.
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A surprising, witty and entertaining journey through the Latin roots of the English language, by the bestselling author of Veni Vidi Vici and Eureka!
What did the Romans ever do for us? Well, besides the sanitation, the roads, etc, they left us Latin, and in this wonderfully informative survey, Peter Jones guides us through the ways in which their language has percolated through our own. Jones wears his learning lightly and there's an arresting insight or a fascinating historical anecdote on every page. * Mail on Sunday *Wonderfully enteratining * Spectator *
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Peter Jones was educated at Cambridge University and taught Classics at Cambridge and at Newcastle University, before retiring in 1997. He has written a regular column, 'Ancient & Modern', in the Spectator for many years and is the author of various books on the Classics, including the bestselling Learn Latin and Learn Ancient Greek, as well as Reading Virgil's Aeneid I and II, Vote for Caesar, Veni, Vidi, Vici and Eureka!
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ISBN13
9781782399339
Publisert
2017
Utgiver
Vendor
Atlantic Books
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
352
Vekt
326 gr
Høyde
198 mm
Bredde
129 mm
Tykkelse
25 mm
Se alle
Forfatter

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