The Penguin Latin Dictionary

Author: Robert Shorrock
Editor: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780141015552
Size: 14,75 MB
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Presents a Latin-English, English-Latin dictionary with sections on basic grammar, Latin proper names, Roman history, and commonly used Latin phrases.


Author: Alex Horne
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0753547880
Size: 20,78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Alex Horne loves words. He loves them so much, in fact, that he's gone on a mental safari and invented some of his own ... all he needs to do now is get them into the dictionary. But, as Alex discovers, gaining entry into the official lexicon takes more than just a gentle word in the ear of the editor. Evidence is required - Alex needs what the dictionary authorities call a 'corpus' of examples, hard data showing that his new words are in widespread and long-term usage by people other than just him and his mum. So a corpus he resolves to create, no matter what obstacles he might meet on the way. This is the ridiculous story of one man's struggle to break into the dictionary. From covert word-dropping on Countdown to wilfully misinforming young schoolchildren, Alex tries it all in his quest for word-based stardom. Does he succeed? Exactly what is a 'mental safari'? And are you already using one of Alex's words without realising it? You won't regret spending your hard-earned honk on this hugely entertaining book.

The Penguin Dictionary Of Mathematics

Author: David Nelson
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141920874
Size: 13,19 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics takes in all branches of pure and applied mathematics, from algebra to mechanics and from number theory to statistics. Invaluable for students at all levels, it is also a useful and versatile source book for economists, business people, engineers, technicians and scientists of all kinds who use mathematics in the course of their work.

Ainsworth S Latin Dictionary

Author: Robert Ainsworth
Size: 12,59 MB
Format: PDF
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A Natural History Of Latin

Author: Tore Janson
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191622656
Size: 11,94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Beginning in Rome around 600 BC, Latin became the language of the civilized world and remained so for more than two millennia. French, Spanish, Italian, and Romanian are among its progeny and it provides the international vocabulary of law and life science. No known language, including English - itself enriched by Latin words and phrases - has achieved such success and longevity. Tore Janson tells its history from origins to present. Brilliantly conceived and written with the same light touch as his bestselling history of languages, A Natural History of Latin is a masterpiece of adroit synthesis. The author charts the expansion of Latin in the classical world, its renewed importance in the Middle Ages, and its survival into modern times. He shows how spoken and written Latin evolved in different places and its central role in European history and culture. He ends with a concise Latin grammar and lists of Latin words and phrases still in common use. Considered elitist and irrelevant in the second half of the twentieth century and often even banned from schools, Latin is now enjoying a huge revival of interest across Europe, the UK, and the USA. Tore Janson offers persuasive arguments for its value and gives direct access to its fascinating worlds, past and present.

The Cambridge Companion To Latin Love Elegy

Author: Thea S. Thorsen
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107511747
Size: 20,14 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Latin love elegy is one of the most important poetic genres in the Augustan era, also known as the golden age of Roman literature. This volume brings together leading scholars from Australia, Europe and North America to present and explore the Greek and Roman backdrop for Latin love elegy, the individual Latin love elegists (both the canonical and the non-canonical), their poems and influence on writers in later times. The book is designed as an accessible introduction for the general reader interested in Latin love elegy and the history of love and lament in Western literature, as well as a collection of critically stimulating essays for students and scholars of Latin poetry and of the classical tradition.

The Penguin Dictionary Of Religions

Author: John R. Hinnells
Editor: Penguin (Non-Classics)
ISBN: 9780140512618
Size: 18,99 MB
Format: PDF
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This fully revised and updated dictionary is an invaluable reference for students of religion, containing a comprehensive bibliography as well as general and synoptic indexes.

The Penguin Pocket Dictionary Of Babies Names

Author: David Pickering
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141916397
Size: 10,79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What's in a name? Rather more than you might at first suspect, for names are steeped in history and myth and have much to tell us about our past, our beliefs - even our personality traits. The Penguin Pocket Dictionary of Babies' Names takes a close look at 3500 names, explaining origins and meanings, showing how some have changed in popularity and use over time and providing all the diminutive and variant forms. Part of Penguin's major new series of reference titles ranging from Spanish and French dictionaries to books on spelling and quotations.

The Penguin Dictionary Of Judaism

Author: Nicholas De Lange
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141917105
Size: 16,77 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Penguin Dictionary of Judaism is a remarkable feat of Reference scholarship by renowned Cambridge professor and translator, Nicholas de Lange. With an approachable A-Z format the book covers everything from Jewish traditions and biographical entries on key historical figures to theology, religious law and practice, and the history of Jewish thought. Each entry is presented with clarity, precision and authority. With extensive cross-referencing and invaluable additional material such as a chronology of Judaism and the Jewish calendar, this is an essential companion for students of Jewish studies, Hebrew, Religion and Theology plus anyone with a general interest in this rich religion.

The Penguin Dictionary Of Literary Terms And Literary Theory

Author: John Anthony Cuddon
Editor: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780140513639
Size: 18,66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory is firmly established as a key work of reference in the complex and varied field of literary criticism. Now in its fourth edition, it remains the most comprehensive and accessible work of its kind, and is invaluable for student, teachers and general readers alike.