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Which way to the vomitorium? : vernacular Latin for all occasions
O'Mara, Lesley.
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
cxxii pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Central Library PA2107 .W48 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Tired of feeling like "The Ugly American" every time you visit the Vatican? Fed up with having to consult a dictionary when all you want to say is, "I've just been run over by a chariot!"? Well, now you can prepare yourself for almost every papal problem and haphazard happenstance with Which Way to the Vomitorium?: Vernacular Latin for All Occasions.

Enhance your small talk at dinner parties with such gems as "Esne ebrius iterum?" (Are you drunk again?) and "Suntne illi glires novi?" (Are these dormice fresh?). Relive the tedium of traveling by introducing your children to Latin with "Paene adventimus?" (Are we nearly there yet?).

With over 450 phrases and a recipe for "liquamen," Which Way to the Vomitorium? will have you leading that ancient Roman lifestyle in no time, teaching you everything you need to know if you want to properly pontificate with the Pontiff or survive in the Old World neighborhoods of Pompeii.

Author Notes

Lesley O'Mara is the editor of the bestselling British anthologies Greatest Cat Stories, Favourite Cat Stories, and Best Cat Stories. She lives in London.

Rose Williams has been a scholar of Latin since her college days. She has taught Latin at both the high school and university level, and is a true devotee and scholar of the language. She lives in Texas.

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