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A Smattering of Latin By Simon James

A Smattering of Latin

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This fun, absorbing book, packed with quirky bite-sized lists, quizzes and trivia, is an exploration of the Latin language, aiming to prove that it is as vibrant and relevant today as it was 2,500 years ago.

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A Smattering of Latin: Get classical with trivia, quizzes and fun by Simon James

This fun, absorbing book, packed with quirky bite-sized lists, quizzes and trivia, is an exploration of the Latin language, aiming to prove that it is as vibrant and relevant today as it was 2,500 years ago. It includes sections on Latin in the movies, US state mottoes and place names, and also some choice snippets from real Latin poetry from Catullus, Horace and Virgil, with evocative translations. It contains a fascinating section on the Roman emperors and what they got up to, and gives the basics of the language itself for anyone who would like to learn it. Quizzes allow the reader to guess the names of famous books, songs and James Bond films, cunningly translated into Latin.

From the spells in Harry Potter to the use of Latin in Asterix, to the Latin terms that litter law and medicine to the meaning behind UK football club mottoes, this book is the perfect gift for anyone who wants to brush up their Latin, whether they studied it at school or not.

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About Simon James


Simon James teaches Latin at Westminster school in London, where he has lived and worked for many years. An avid cinephile, he is also the author of The London Film Location Guide.

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GOR009265048
A Smattering of Latin: Get classical with trivia, quizzes and fun by Simon James
Simon James
Used - Like New
Hardback
Pavilion Books
2016-08-11
160
191104222X
9781911042228
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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