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The Routledge Dictionary of Latin Quotations

The Illiterati's Guide to Latin Maxims, Mottoes, Proverbs, and Sayings, 1st Edition

By Jon R. Stone


416 pages

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The Routledge Dictionary of Latin Quotations completes our enormously successful and award-winning Latin for the Illiterati series of volumes, rounding off the trilogy with a comprehensive treasury of classic Latin quotations, mottoes, proverbs, and maxims collected from the worlds of philosophy, rhetoric, politics, science, religion, literature, drama, poetics, and war.Distinguished by the combination of user-friendliness and comprehensiveness, this book will provide students, scholars, and general readers with an eminently browsable resource that is as useful as it is enjoyable.


"As the first general collection of Latin quotations published in ten years, this book offers wisdom and humor from classical, medieval, and renaissance periods. Its scope is wide (nearly 8000 quotations are listed)….Overall, this is a delightful and instructive collection. Its selected English-Latin index makes the book useful for beginners or those whose Latin is rusty." -- Library Journal

About the Author

Jon R. Stone teaches in the Philosophy and Religious Studies department at California State University, Bakersfield, and is the author or editor of seven books and countless articles. Among his publications are Latin for the Illiterati, More Latin for the Illiterati, and Expecting Armageddon, all from Routledge.

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