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The Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary
Synopses & Reviews
In fields from law to history, from classics to botany, Latin continues to play a role in modern studies--indeed, it lies at the heart of Western culture. The Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary provides a convenient guide to this essential language, specially designed to assist today's reader. Here are just a few of the features that make The Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary the foremost lexicon of its size:
· More than 50,000 entries
· Over 120,000 translations
· Full grammatical information on each word
· Complete guidance to meaning, style, and context in cases of ambiguity
· Includes liturgical and botanical Latin terms
· Classical Latin pronunciation guidance
· Appendices on historical personalities and mythological characters
· Listings of geograhical names with English explanations of their locations and significance
For any student, scholar, or professional tired of lugging a weighty tome whenever a Latin reference is required, The Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary provides the answer: an authoritative, succinct lexicon of this seminal ancient language.
Book News Annotation:
A convenient, small (5.25x8") dictionary with both Latin-English and English-Latin sections, containing some 60,000 entries and numerous features that make it useful for students and others in fields from law to history, classics to botany.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Compact and affordable, perfect for business travelers, vacationers, and students, the Oxford Pocket Bilinguals offer more headwords and translations than similarly-priced dictionaries. And now the entire range has been brought up to date with recent vocabulary and idioms. What's more, each volume also includes a new correspondence section that provides many example letters, giving readers the tools to correspond with hotels, write letters to businesses, create their own resumes, and more.
-- Features more than 50,000 entries with over 120,000 translations
-- Provides full grammatical information on each word, and complete guidance on meaning, style, and context in cases of ambiguity
-- Includes liturgical and botanical Latin terms, classical Latin pronunciation guidance, appendices on historical personalities and mythological characters, and listings of geographical names with English explanations of their locations and significance.
About the Author
James Morwood is Head of Classics at Harrow School and editor of The Oxford Latin Minidictionary, and co-author of the successful Oxford Latin Course.
Table of Contents
Maps of the classical world on end papers
Guide to pronunciation
List of abbreviations
List of historical and mythological proper names
List of geographical names
Summary of grammar
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