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Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary

Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780198610052
ISBN 10: 19861005
Edition: 3
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2005-08-04
Format: Paperback
Pages: 492
List Price: $15.95

In fields from law to history, from classics to botany, Latin continues to play a role in modern studies—indeed, it lies at the heart of Western culture. The Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary provides a convenient guide to this essential language, specially designed to assist today's reader. Here are just a few of the features that make The Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary the foremost lexicon of its size:

· More than 50,000 entries

· Over 120,000 translations

· Full grammatical information on each word

· Complete guidance to meaning, style, and context in cases of ambiguity

· Includes liturgical and botanical Latin terms

· Classical Latin pronunciation guidance

· Appendices on historical personalities and mythological characters

· Listings of geograhical names with English explanations of their locations and significance

For any student, scholar, or professional tired of lugging a weighty tome whenever a Latin reference is required, The Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary provides the answer: an authoritative, succinct lexicon of this seminal ancient language.


**** An inexpensive, accessible dictionary that gains the benefit of the important philological advances made by the majestic Oxford Latin Dictionary, which was published in 1982 (and is cited in BCL3 and Sheehy). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)