978-0-415-92211-1 / 9780415922111

More Latin for the Illiterati: A Guide to Medical, Legal and Religious Latin





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Scientia est potentia (knowledge is power)! More Latin for the Illiterati demystifies the terminology of modern courtrooms and hospitals, untangles some of the most complex and unforgiving examples of Latin abbreviation, and allows readers to explore the classical roots of law, medicine and the ministry. This new collection contains nearly 5000 entries devoted to law, medicine and religion, and includes phrases like: * jus sibi dicere - to take the law into one's own hands * hircosus - smelling like a goat * opprobrium medicum [the reproach of physicians] - an incurable disease * ita et viri debent diligere uxores ut corpora sua - so men ought to love their wives as their own bodies [ Ephesians 5:28] * ludere cum sacris - to trifle with sacred things * amicus curiae - a friend of the court Practicing or aspiring doctors, lawyers or ministers, language-lovers, students of literature - and anybody who loved Latin for the Illiterati will want More...This collection also makes an ideal gift.

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