Quid Pro Quo What the Romans Really Gave the English Language

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Publisher's Synopsis

In this original and highly accessible book, Peter Jones takes the reader on a fascinating journey along the highways and byways of Roman life and culture, telling the amazing stories behind the original Latin meanings and uses of hundreds of our everyday words. Taking in every aspect of the ancient world, including science, religion, military matters, politics and literature, Jones shows just how much the English language owes to the ancient Romans and the role Latin has played in the creation of our vast vocabulary.

Book information

ISBN: 9781782399315
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Imprint: Atlantic Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 422.471
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 345
Weight: 546g
Height: 162mm
Width: 248mm
Spine width: 35mm