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Description - More Latin for the Illiterati by Jon R. Stone

Scientia est potentia (knowledge is power)! More Latin for the Illiterati demystifies the terminology of modern courtrooms and hospitals, untangles some of the most complex and unforgiving examples of Latin abbreviation, and allows readers to explore the classical roots of law, medicine and the ministry. This new collection contains nearly 5000 entries devoted to law, medicine and religion, and includes phrases like: * jus sibi dicere - to take the law into one's own hands * hircosus - smelling like a goat * opprobrium medicum [the reproach of physicians] - an incurable disease * ita et viri debent diligere uxores ut corpora sua - so men ought to love their wives as their own bodies [ Ephesians 5:28] * ludere cum sacris - to trifle with sacred things * amicus curiae - a friend of the court Practicing or aspiring doctors, lawyers or ministers, language-lovers, students of literature - and anybody who loved Latin for the Illiterati will want More...This collection also makes an ideal gift.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415922111
ISBN-10: 0415922119
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jon R. Stone

Jon R. Stone is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Religion and Lecturer in the English Writing Program at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is the author of Latin for the Illiterati (1996) and Guide to the End of the World: Popular Eschatology in America (1993).

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