A collection of 1,188 quotations in Latin and translated into English. Approximately 100 authors, ancient to contemporary, are represented, as well as quotations from the Bible, state and institutional mottoes, and legal phrases.
The quotations range from the hortatory ('Life should be used; for life slips by on rapid feet'), to the admonitory ('Drunkenness takes away your character, your money, and your reputation'), to the philosophical ('Contemplation of nature is food for the mind'), to the folksy ('Good friends appear in difficulties'), to the intriguing ('Heaven itself is sought through foolishness'), to commonplaces ('Time diminishes grief') and quirky historical twists on commonplaces ('The cowl does not make the monk'), to the pithy ('Enough eloquence, little wisdom'), to the ironic ('Conquered Greece captured her savage victor'), to the downright striking ('What no one knows almost does not occur'). The quotations are illustrated with black and white line drawings. Three indices-topical, author, and works of classical authors cited-guide the reader looking for particular quotations. This book is a treasure trove, offering dual-language quotations for enlightenment, amusement, and for use on special occasions. A companion CD-Rom (0-86516-502-5) in the acclaimed Transparent Language Software is available from the publisher.
Collected and adapted from Waldo E. Sweet's Artes Latinae series
A treasure trove of gems of ancient wisdom
1,188 quotations in Latin and translated into English
Approximately 100 authors, ancient to contemporary
Quotations from ancient authors, the Bible; state and institutional mottoes, legal phrases
Three indices-topical, author, and works of classical authors cited
Interactive companion CD-Rom also available, for those who want to delve into the Latin and pronunciation
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