Latin for Dummies
ISBN: 076455431X
EAN13: 9780764554315
Language: English
Publication Date: Jan 22, 2002
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 0.87" H x 9.06" L x 7.32" W
Weight: 1.37 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Earn-lay atin-Lay? No, not that kind of Latin You can learn trueLatin, with conjugations, declensions, and all those extrasyllables - and it's easier than you think.In fact, most people mistakenly think of learning Latin as perhapsthe most useless, tedious, and difficult thing to do on earth. Theycouldn't be more wrong.

Latin For Dummies takes you back for a quick jauntthrough the parlance of ancient Rome, as well as discussing theprogress of Latin into church language, and its status today as thedead language that lives on in English, Spanish, Italian, and most other Western tongues. Written for those withzero prior knowledge of Latin, this snappy guide puts the basics atyour fingertips and steers clear of the arcane, schoolmarmstereotype of endless declensions and Herculean translations.Easy-to-understand sections describe:
* Latin you already know
* Grammar
* Pronunciation
* Latin in action
* Latin in law
* Latin in medicine
* Latin for impressing your friends
* And much more

No dusty tome or other such artifact, Latin For Dummiesmakes learning fun and brings the language to life by presentingconversations in various Roman settings, as well as providing funfacts and stories about classical life. And if you feel you mayactually have a negative aptitude for the language, don'tworry; pronunciations and translations follow every Read More chevron_right

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