||A Dictionary of Latin Words and Phrases
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Nil desperandum. This authoritative and highly browsable guide to Latin phrases provides a concise and enlightening account of the meaning and history of words and expressions which have entered the English language.
* Over 1000 Latin words and phrases in common use today
* Hundreds of examples of usage, past and present
* Detailed coverage of maxims and proverbs
* The story behind the word
* Thematic index giving instant access to topics such as love, happiness, greed and beauty
* A-Z listing of all Latin authors cited, from Augustine to Virgil