Ancient Rome in So Many Words

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Hippocrene Books, 2007 - 248 sider
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The brief word-histories in this book are meant to provide background on some words that everyone learns when they study Latin, as well as some rarer terms that have interesting stories to tell about Roman culture. This books lists a new word or phrase that came into American English every year from 1975 to 1998, with a selection of early additions from 1497 to 1750, and discusses the history behind the adoption of each. Teachers and students of Latin can benefit from the slightly more formal, but still anecdotal, approach taken here to some key words in the Latin lexicon.
  

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Review: Ancient Rome in So Many Words

Brukerevaluering  - Markus - Goodreads

This book has floated on my Kindle for a while. It's a good floater because it's a collection of short entries. So whenever I was deciding what to read next, I read this. It tells the origin and usage ... Les hele vurderingen

Review: Ancient Rome in So Many Words

Brukerevaluering  - Kilian Metcalf - Goodreads

From childhood (crepundia) to death (monumentum), this book takes a look at ancient Rome one word at a time. Some words look familiar but have very different meanings for the Romans than they do for us. I recommend this book to anyone with an interest in Roman history or word origins. Les hele vurderingen

Innhold

Introduction
7
Abbreviations
13
Childhood
15
crepundia
16
liberi
18
paedagogus20 bulla
22
Family
25
familia
26
triumphus
136
Technology
139
antiquus
140
caementum
142
architectus
144
fornix
146
metallum
148
Debauchery
151

pater familias
28
coniunx
30
noverca
32
alumnus
34
Education
37
exemplum
38
ferula
40
grammaticus
42
arfes liberales
44
Status and Class 47
51
pf bs
52
afus clavus
54
imagines maiorum
56
nobilis
58
Public Places
61
trivium
62
forum
64
balneum
66
basilica
68
Life in the Country
73
colonus
74
nundinae
76
fundus
78
pfa
80
Money and Business
85
faenerator84 audio
86
patrimonium
88
annona
90
sftps
92
Jobs and Professions
95
pis tor
96
sttfor98 vespillo
100
parasitus
102
The Social Contract
105
cliens
106
amicitia
108
consilium
110
collegium
112
auctoritas
114
Government and Politics
117
candidatus
118
ambitio
120
asces
122
decurio
124
Army and Empire
129
barbarus
130
castra
132
caliga
134
luxuria
152
taberna
154
cena
156
amor
158
corona
160
crocus
162
acroama
164
Slavery
165
ingenuus
166
euc
168
ergastulum
170
cucullus
172
tor tor
174
Crime and Punishment
177
flagitium
178
injamia
180
crux
182
culleus parricidae
184
stigma
186
Religion and Magic
189
auspicium
190
paganus
192
fascinum
194
ars magica
196
Madness 199
201
uror
202
Insults
207
zomo novus
208
afro
210
carnifex
212
cinaedus
214
Virtues
217
mores
218
UlftUS
220
pfefas
222
ctecus
225
humanitas
226
Final Moments
229
iudicium supremum
230
mors voluntaria
232
fdiJ manes
234
monumentum
236
Acknowledgments
238
Suggestions for Further Reading
239
Index of Authors Quoted
240
Index of Latin Words
245
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Christopher Francese is associate professor of classical studies at Dickinson College.

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