The Penguin Latin Dictionary: A Comprehensive Dictionary For Today's Students And Users Of Latin by Shorrock, RobertThe Penguin Latin Dictionary: A Comprehensive Dictionary For Today's Students And Users Of Latin by Shorrock, Robert

The Penguin Latin Dictionary: A Comprehensive Dictionary For Today's Students And Users Of Latin

byShorrock, Robert, David Butterfield

Paperback | July 29, 2008

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The Telegraph kicked off the 2006-07 academic year with the declaration “Nota bene: Latin is back”. Arguably, it never really went away. Despite lower levels of compulsory Latin in schools today, the language remains prolific in many areas of our daily life. Medical, legal and literary texts are littered with Latin phrases that embody a meaning English simply can’t articulate. The essence of Latin is irreplaceable and the benefits of learning this wonderful language are unequivocal. The Penguin Latin Dictionary is a brand new, comprehensive dictionary that includes Latin to English, English to Latin, notes on grammar and pronunciation plus the historical context of this classical language. The Latin-English section has been extensively researched and designed to meet the specific needs of students and professionals today. Vivat crescat floreat!
Robert Shorrock was was educated at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School and Durham University, and went on to gain a PhD in Classics from Christ's College, Cambridge. He spent time as an undergraduate supervisor at Cambridge University and MA lecturer at King's College, London, before taking up his current position as a Classics teacher at ...
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Title:The Penguin Latin Dictionary: A Comprehensive Dictionary For Today's Students And Users Of LatinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 7.8 × 5.07 × 1.07 inPublished:July 29, 2008Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141015551

ISBN - 13:9780141015552

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for general use This relatively small and light dictionary is handy for use in a classroom or whenever the modern Latinist finds himself away from his library. The entries are, however, very brief, with scarcely any information regarding usage. The English-to-Latin section is also far from comprehensive, but certainly better than nothing. If you are looking to buy your first dictionary for the purposes of academic study, I strongly recommend Cassell’s over the Penguin as it includes exemplars and citations. The Penguin’s portability makes it a good choice as a scholar’s second dictionary, though, and it is certainly comprehensive enough to suit the needs of the general reader of Latin.
Date published: 2017-08-06