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Latin for all occasions
Beard, Henry.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Villard Books, [1990]

Physical Description:
xviii, 91 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
"A John Boswell Associates book."
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Orchard Park Library PA2107 .B4 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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From cocktail party chitchat, to bumper stickers, to personal ads--everything you'll ever need to say in perfect Latin! A backlistius bestsellerus.



I. Conversational Latin Lingua Latina Conlocutioni Cocktail Party Chitchat Hot enough for you? Satine caloris tibi dies est? Run into much traffic on the way over? Eratne turba magna vehiculorum obviam tibi venienti huc? What do you think I paid for this watch? Quanto putas mihi stetisse hoc horologium carpale? You know what I think? I think . . . Visne scire quid credem? Credo . . . that all wrestling is fixed. luctationes omnes praestitutas esse. that flying saucers are real. astronaves orbiculares exsistere. that Elvis is still alive. Elvem ipsum etiam vivere. that the weather has been altered by rocket launches. missiones pyraulorum statum caeli mutavisse. that no one?s barbecue sauce is better than mine. neminem facere liquamen assatorium melius quam meum. Conversation Fillers Is that so? Ain tu? Really? Vero? You don?t say! Dic! Itane est? You can say that again! Hercle qui tu recte dicis! You know what they say . . . Ut proverbium loquitur vetus . . . here today, gone tomorrow. quod adest hodie, cras aberit. seen one, seen them all. uno cum noris, omnia noris. what goes around, comes around. circumit ad idem, unde profectum est, reveniet. que sera, sera. quod fiet, fiet. Conversation Enders God! Look at the time! My wife will kill me! Di! Ecce hora! Uxor mea me necabit! Excuse me. I?ve got to see a man about a dog. Mihi ignosce. Nunc est mihi cum quodam negotium de cane. Darn! There goes my beeper! Heu! Tintinnuntius meus sonat! I?m outta here. Abeo. Have a nice day. Sit hic dies tibi iucundus. Pithy Latin Expressions By that very fact. Ipso facto. No way. Nullo modo. Read my lips. Lege labia. A done deal. Pactum factum. Fat chance. Forsitan fiat. Accidentally on purpose. Casu consulto. Royally screwed. Raptus regaliter. In a world of hurt. Oppido dolens. Hopefully. Spes est. Excerpted from Latin for All Occasions by Henry Beard All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Index Capitum
Preface (Prefatio)p. vii
I Conversational Latin (Lingua Latina Conlocutioni)p. 1
II Informational Latin (Lingua Latina Nuntiis)p. 7
III Occupational Latin (Lingua Latina Occupationi)p. 15
IV Recreational Latin (Lingua Latina Oblectamentis)p. 23
V Practical Latin (Lingua Latina Utilis)p. 33
VI Tactical Latin (Lingua Latina Rationi)p. 41
VII Cultural Latin (Lingua Latina Docta)p. 51
VIII Social Latin (Lingua Latina Vitae Communi)p. 59
IX Sensual Latin (Lingua Latina Libidinosa)p. 69
X Gastronomical Latin (Lingua Latina Cenatica)p. 75
XI Familial Latin (Lingua Latina Domestica)p. 83
XII Formal Latin (Lingua Latina Ritibus)p. 91
XIII Casual Latin (Lingua Latina Quotidiana)p. 97
XIV Personal Latin (Lingua Latina Propria)p. 105
XV Convivial Latin (Lingua Latina Hilaris)p. 113
XVI International Latin (Lingua Latina Foris)p. 121
XVII Essential Latin (Lingua Latina Necessaria)p. 129
XVIII Pop-Cultural Latin (Lingua Latina Popularis)p. 141
XIX Celebrational Latin (Lingua Latina Festiva)p. 153
XX A Brief Guide to Latin Pronunciation (Locutio Linguae Latinae Paucis Verbis Explanatur)p. 163

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