Amo, Amas, Amat and More: How to Use Latin to Your Own Advantage and to the Astonishment of Others (Hudson Group Books)

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Amo, Amas, Amat and More: How to Use Latin to Your Own Advantage and to the Astonishment of Others (Hudson Group Books)

Amo, Amas, Amat and More: How to Use Latin to Your Own Advantage and to the Astonishment of Others (Hudson Group Books)

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I may decide to attend evening school if I can find one that still teaches Latin as a standalone course. Every year, the A-Level and GCSE results season brings with it the usual newspaper conjectures about standards, and the decline of Latin - the decline of declensions - is usually good for a carping letter or two. I read reviews of the book, and although I didn't do Latin at school, I knew it would be fun to develop the scant Latin I knew and would no doubt increase my vocabulary in English and other European languages.

It won't be any help at all if you don't knw any Latin - the explanations are nowehere near clear enough - but if you have done some Latin its a fun way to remind yourself of it. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Excudent alii spirantia morleus aera, credo equident vivos ducent de marmore voltus” was part of a Latin poem we were taught. Cannily bringing in the usual jokey Latinist suspects, from Willans and Searle's Molesworth to John Cleese's irate centurion-cum-schoolmaster in The Life of Brian, Mount makes a good case for knowing a little Latin.

Please keep in mind that because we deal mostly in used books, any extra components, such as CDs or access codes, are usually not included. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. Have you ever found yourself irritated when a sine qua non or a mea culpa is thrown into the conversation by a particularly annoying person? Eugene Ehrlich wrote and edited numerous reference books on language, including the original Oxford American Dictionary and Amo, Amas, Amat and More.

I think it is sad that Latin persists in being a subject which is only taught at a small number of schools, and year by year that small number gets even smaller.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible at the above address. Boring and utterly useless [we both probably were then] and I got a grade 9 at O-level in it in 1967. M. in the morning, and there’s a line of murderers behind you, and you turn around and go, “Amo, amas, amat, amamus, amatis, amant!

We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen. This book, however, is not a grammatical Latin book, but a collection of phrases that deal more with grammatical themes- prepositional phrases, etc. If you studied Latin at school this will bring back fond memories, but even newcomers will be captivated by this witty and entertaining book.Round Table Books specializes in Rare, Antiquarian and Collectible Books, particularly in the areas of History, Art, Arthurian History and Literature, Napoleonic Biography and History, Poetry, and illustrated editions of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. But, if you have the vaguest memory of the ablative absolute, the locative and the gerund, you mastery of Latin will spring back to life with Amo, amas, amat. If you know someone who missed out on Latin at school and wants to live a happier life, you could do no better than give them Harry Mount's entertainingly educative Latin primer. In the religious case, it should be noticed that Cicero's On Duty is a fundamental work in moral philosophy and was used extensively by the early Church Fathers.

Would be of interest to those who did latin at school and for those who are interested in learning latin.By sharing the technology that has grown World of Books Group into the business it is today, we're helping charities increase revenue and reduce waste through re-commerce. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item.



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