Latin Matters: A Little Knowledge Is a Dangerous Thing

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Latin is a tricky subject that comes under assault from all kinds of non cognoscenti who claim its anachronistic tendencies as an easy target. From the spells of Harry Potter to the origins of everyday phrases and the terms that litter law and medicine, this is a fascinating treasure trove offacts aboutLatinthat demonstratesthatthis supposedly dead language is in fact both important and contemporary. Did you know that the Hogwart's school motto, "draco dormiens nunquam titillandus "means "a sleeping dragon should never be ...

Latin Matters: A Little Knowledge Is a Dangerous Thing 2009, Portico Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781906032319

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