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Cassell's Standard Latin Dictionary : Latin/English, English/Latin

Edited by D. Simpson

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Since its first appearance in 1854 and through many revisions this dictionary has remained constant in its appeal to scholars. "This new and revised Latin Dictionary is among the best of its kind, being reliable, compact and adequate for the needs of all save the specialist. He has produced what is in effect a new book, typographically easy to consult and combining elegance with utility." -The Times Literary Supplement This edition Incorporates modern English idiom and current Latin spelling. * Includes general classical information where appropriate. Shows long and short vowels where not immediately apparent. * Indicates irregular plural forms. * Cites and quotes ancient classical authors. * Suggests paraphrases to express modern English in classical Latin form.

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  • Hardback | 912 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 33.02mm | 884.5g
  • 15 Oct 1977
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester
  • English, Latin
  • Indexed
  • 0025225804
  • 9780025225800
  • 15,903

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D. P. Simpson is Head of the Classical Department at Eton College.

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Cassell's Bilingual Dictionaries Acclaimed Worldwide Since 1854Incorporates modern English idiom and current Latin spelling.Includes general classical information where appropriate.Shows long and short vowels where not immediately apparent.Indicates irregular plural forms.Cites and quotes ancient classical authors.Suggests paraphrases to express modern English in classical Latin form.

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Cassell's Latin Dictionary Since its first appearance in 1854 and through many revisions this dictionary has remained constant in its appeal to scholars. As Head of the Classical Department at Eton College, D. P. Simpson was uniquely qualified to revise the work in the light of modern knowledge and he has introduced fresh material from a number of sources. In English idiom and Latin spelling he has followed present-day usages. "This new and revised Latin Dictionary is among the best of its kind, being reliable, compact and adequate for the needs of all save the specialist. He has produced what is in effect a new book, typographically easy to consult and combining elegance with utility"-- The Times Literary Supplement Famous Cassell's Dictionaries French-English, English-French Standard, Thumb-indexed and Concise Editions German-English, English-German Standard, Thumb-indexed and Concise Editions Spanish-English, English-Spanish Standard, Thumb-indexed and Concise Editions Italian-English, English-Italian Standard and Thumb-indexed Editions English-Dutch, Dutch-English Standard Edition Latin-English, English-Latin Standard, Thumb-indexed and Concise Editions A series of companion volumes showing the peculiarities of meaning and usage in colloquial speech, the intricacies of which cannot be adequately explained in a standard dictionary. Cassell's Colloquial French Cassell's Colloquial German Cassell's Colloquial Italian Cassell's Colloquial Spanish

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Hopeless dictionary

This dictionary is useless for a student when compared with other dictionaries. I bought a copy and I find it is of no use. I live in Melbourne, Australia and returning the copy is a hassle. I do not recommend anybody who intends buying this dictionary.show more
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