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Qud Pro Quo [Paperback-2017]
Peter Jones
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Category:LanguageEnglish LanguageEnglish Language-Lag
Publisher: Atlantic Books Uk | ISBN: 9781782399339 | Pages: 352

Did you know that the word prestige derives from the Latin word for illusion ? Or that infantry stems from a Latin word meaning one who could not speak? In this original and highly entertaining book, Peter Jones reveals the roots of Latin words that are now common in the English language and shows how Romans actually used them in the ancient world. Covering every aspect of Roman life - from politics, philosophy, religion and the arts, to technology, warfare, medicine and botany - Quid Pro Quo highlights the vital role Latin has played in the creation of our vast vocabulary.

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Peter Jones was educated at Cambridge University and taught Classics at Cambridge and at Newcastle University, before retiring in 1997. He has written a regular column, Ancient & Modern , in the Spectator for many years and is the author of various books on the Classics, including the bestselling Learn Latin and Learn Ancient Greek, as well as Reading Virgil s Aeneid I and II, Vote for Caesar, Veni, Vidi, Vici and Eureka!

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