Quid Pro Quo

What the Romans Really Gave the English Language
Author: Peter Jones
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1782399321
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 352
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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.

An Independent Study Guide to Reading Latin

Author: Peter V. Jones,Keith C. Sidwell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316537919
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: N.A
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Reading Latin, first published in 1986, is a bestselling Latin course designed to help mature beginners read classical Latin fluently and intelligently. It does this by combining the understanding of continuous texts with rigorous teaching of grammar; it provides exercises designed to develop the skills of accurate translation; and it integrates the learning of classical Latin with an appreciation of the influence of the Latin language upon English and European culture from antiquity to the present. The Independent Study Guide is intended to help students who are learning Latin on their own or with only limited access to a teacher. It contains notes on the texts that appear in the Text and Vocabulary volume, translations of all the texts, and answers to the exercises in the Grammar and Exercises volume. The book will also be useful to students in schools, universities and summer schools who have to learn Latin rapidly.

University of Oxford 1096

EN «800 años de historia a través del derecho romano»
Author: Boudewijn Sirks
Publisher: Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca
Category: Law
Page: 27
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English Etymology

Or, a Derivative Dictionary of the English Language
Author: George William Lemon
Publisher: N.A
Category: English language
Page: 693
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Encyclopedia of World Religions

Author: Bruno Becchio,Johannes P. Schadé
Publisher: Foreign Media Group
ISBN: 9781601360007
Category: Reference
Page: 960
View: 568

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Enhanced by more than one thousand full color illustrations, a concise guide features thousands of references to literature, art, history, famous figures, and philosophy with respect to religion, covering the beliefs, doctrines, practices, teachings, rites of passage, and specific rituals of the world's major religions.

Contracts for a Third-Party Beneficiary

A Historical and Comparative Account
Author: Jan Hallebeek,Harry Dondorp
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004169741
Category: Law
Page: 171
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This study deals with the concept of contracts for a third-party beneficiary, which is nowadays generally accepted in Western European jurisdictions. The subject is discussed in its development through the ages as well as from the perspective of present-day comparative law.

Universal Dictionary of the English Language

A New and Original Work Presenting for Convenient Reference the Orthography, Pronunciation, Meaning, Use, Origin and Development of Every Word in the English Language Together with Condensed Explanations of Fifty Thousand Important Subjects and an Exhaustive Encyclopaedia of All the Arts and Sciences Profusely Illustrated
Author: Robert Hunter
Publisher: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
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