Quid pro quo : what the Romans really gave the English language / Peter Jones.Material type: TextPublisher: London : Atlantic Books, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: 345 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781782399315 (hardback); 9781782399339 (paperback)Subject(s): English language -- Etymology -- History | Latin language -- Influence on English | English language -- Etymology | English language - Foreign elements - Latin | English language - Foreign words and phrases - Latin | English language -- Foreign elements -- Latin | English language -- Foreign words and phrases -- Latin | English language -- Foreign words and phrases -- Latin | English language -- Foreign elements -- LatinAdditional physical formats: ebook version: No titleDDC classification: 422/.471 LOC classification: PE1582.L3 | J66 2016Also issued online.
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First published in hardback in Great Britain in 2016.
Includes bibliographical references (pages -330) and index.
Machine generated contents note: 1.The Latin Language -- 2.Politics -- 3.Society -- 4.Justice -- 5.Business -- 6.Education and Philosophy -- 7.Writing and Literature -- 8.Religion -- 9.Architecture and Technology -- 10.Arts, Drama and Music -- 11.Warfare -- 12.Medicine -- 13.Botany -- 14.Epilogue.
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.
Also issued online.