Amo, Amas, Amat and More: How to Use Latin to Your Own Advantage and to the Astonishment of Others (Hudson Group Books)

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Amo, Amas, Amat and More: How to Use Latin to Your Own Advantage and to the Astonishment of Others (Hudson Group Books)

Amo, Amas, Amat and More: How to Use Latin to Your Own Advantage and to the Astonishment of Others (Hudson Group Books)

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In tudor England, Henry VIII read Cicero's On duty in latin at 11 years old, and Elizabeth I translated latin for pleasure. Boring and utterly useless [we both probably were then] and I got a grade 9 at O-level in it in 1967. As a foreigner who, fortunately or unfortunately, has had his share of Cambridge university education (and social life) and cathedral choir singing, I found this book quite hilarious is its relentless upper class self deprecatory and stupid homour, despite myself. There’s also the passives in all these tenses, and numerous other forms of verbs such as subjunctives, gerunds and god-knows-what.

But, if you have the vaguest memory of the ablative absolute, the locative and the gerund, you mastery of Latin will spring back to life with Amo, amas, amat. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions. I never let it get out of hand, I just… have a dealer and… he sells me Latin transcripts, and you know, “Okay…” (mimes effects of Latin) so that late at night you just feel like translating Latin for a bit, upstairs, smoking in the coats’ room. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. The language was fascinating, but sadly the Master who taught it was the meanest teacher in the whole school.I read reviews of the book, and although I didn't do Latin at school, I knew it would be fun to develop the scant Latin I knew and would no doubt increase my vocabulary in English and other European languages. And it expanded my English Vocabulary enormously…plus it made me able to figure out the meaning of words if they had a Latin Root…. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

I thought the rest included amamus and amatis, but couldn’t remember the last one (from my one year, in 9th grade,a lonng time ago, of Latin, in which I did not do that well). M. in the morning, and there’s a line of murderers behind you, and you turn around and go, “Amo, amas, amat, amamus, amatis, amant!Britain is such a bizarre country (and I say this with a mixture of feelings, including nostalgia) that this kind of products can coexist with, say, the films of Ken Loach. The full thing goes like this: Louise: “Why didn’t ya let me know you were coming I’d have met you off the train.

Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). Sadly my daughter couldn t take Latin (not sufficient numbers) and now many schools don t offer the subject at all. Or , to put it another way , latin provided cultural continuity for many generations in Western Europe.An entertaining account of the use of latin in contemporary culture, some examples being completely left field. There are also gross oversimplifications and Mount's enthusiasm for translating sense rather than literal meaning results in some 'translations' that are downright inaccurate. once put into context with the rest of the sentences around it, it translates a bit like this: others, i believe truly, shall with softer mould beat out the breathing bronze, coax from the marble features to the life. The fact that such upper class twatness can still sell in a country of chavs and council states is a matter of profound puzzlement for me and, may I add, joy at the fact that I have left such strange place once and for all.

Know Latin and - mirabile dictu - you will know Wilfred Owen's misery, Catullus's aching heart and the comedy of a thousand bachelor schoolmasters.i recommend this film to anyone interested in seeing characters of twisted morality caught in a labrynth of urban hell and unhappy relationships. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen. Our current partner charities in the UK are READ International, the National Literacy Trust, Room to Read.

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