Annus Horribilis

Annus Horribilis : Latin for Everyday Life

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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? These are just a few of the topics covered in this comprehensive guide to Latin for the layman. With wit and clear language, the Latin phrases and words that surround us and compose our contemporary vocabulary are exposed and decoded. Entertaining and informative, this study proves that Latin is anything but dead.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 22mm | 258.55g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0752442848
  • 9780752442846
  • 658,329

About Mark Walker

Mark Walker is the author of "Amida "and the former editor of the Gramophone Film Music series and the Musicals Good CD Guides series.show more

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