Latin for All Occasions

Henry Beard - Author

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ISBN 9781101097533 | 176 pages | 19 Aug 2004 | Gotham Trade Paperback | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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A new edition of Henry Beardís bestselling classics Latin for All Occasions and Latin for Even More Occasionsónow updated and available together for the first time ever in paperback!

Who says Latin is a dead language? Latin for All Occasions and Latin for Even More Occasions have helped scores of readers harness the language of Caesar and Cicero to turn ordinary remarks into timeless utterances. Impress your boss with Lingua Latina Occupationi (Occupational Latin); flirt with your classics professor with Lingua Latina Libidinosa (Sensual Latin); look like the hipster you are with Lingua Latina Popularis (Pop-Cultural Latin); survive holidays with the family with Lingua Latina Domestica (Familial Latin) and Lingua Latina Festiva (Celebrational Latin).

Here are hundreds of useful expressions rendered into grammatically accurate classical Latinó with a foolproof pronunciation guideóall in one handy volume. Whether you are a student of the language or just want to talk like one, Latin for All Occasions is guaranteed to help you delight your friends (wittily), insult your enemies (fearlessly) and elevate the public discourse.

Conversational Latin
Lingua Latina Conlocutioni

Cocktail Party Chitchat
Hot enough for you?
Satine caloris tibi dies est?
Run into much traffic on the way over?
Eratne turba magna vehiculorum obviam tibi venienti huc?
What do you think I paid for this watch?
Quanto putas mihi stetisse hoc horologium carpale?
You know what I think? I think . . .
Visne scire quid credem? Credo . . .
that all wrestling is fixed.
luctationes omnes praestitutas esse.
that flying saucers are real.
astronaves orbiculares exsistere.
that Elvis is still alive.
Elvem ipsum etiam vivere.
that the weather has been altered by rocket launches.
missiones pyraulorum statum caeli mutavisse.
that no oneís barbecue sauce is better than mine.
neminem facere liquamen assatorium melius quam meum.

Conversation Fillers
Is that so?
Ain tu?
You donít say!
Dic! Itane est?
You can say that again!
Hercle qui tu recte dicis!
You know what they say . . .
Ut proverbium loquitur vetus . . .
here today, gone tomorrow.
quod adest hodie, cras aberit.
seen one, seen them all.
uno cum noris, omnia noris.
what goes around, comes around.
circumit ad idem, unde profectum est, reveniet.
que sera, sera.
quod fiet, fiet.

Conversation Enders
God! Look at the time! My wife will kill me!
Di! Ecce hora! Uxor mea me necabit!
Excuse me. Iíve got to see a man about a dog.
Mihi ignosce. Nunc est mihi cum quodam negotium de cane.
Darn! There goes my beeper!
Heu! Tintinnuntius meus sonat!
Iím outta here.
Have a nice day.
Sit hic dies tibi iucundus.
Pithy Latin Expressions
By that very fact.
Ipso facto.
No way.
Nullo modo.
Read my lips.
Lege labia.
A done deal.
Pactum factum.
Fat chance.
Forsitan fiat.
Accidentally on purpose.
Casu consulto.
Royally screwed.
Raptus regaliter.
In a world of hurt.
Oppido dolens.
Spes est.

Preface (Prefatio) vii

I. Conversational Latin (Lingua Latina Conlocutioni) 1
II. Informational Latin (Lingua Latina Nuntiis) 7
III. Occupational Latin (Lingua Latina Occupationi) 15
IV. Recreational Latin (Lingua Latina Oblectamentis) 23
V. Practical Latin (Lingua Latina Utilis) 33
VI. Tactical Latin (Lingua Latina Rationi) 41
VII. Cultural Latin (Lingua Latina Docta) 51
VIII. Social Latin (Lingua Latina Vitae Communi) 59
IX. Sensual Latin (Lingua Latina Libidinosa) 69
X. Gastronomical Latin (Lingua Latina Cenatica) 75
XI. Familial Latin (Lingua Latina Domestica) 83
XII. Formal Latin (Lingua Latina Ritibus) 91
XIII. Casual Latin (Lingua Latina Quotidiana) 97
XIV. Personal Latin (Lingua Latina Propria) 105
XV. Convivial Latin (Lingua Latina Hilaris) 113
XVI. International Latin (Lingua Latina Foris) 121
XVII. Essential Latin (Lingua Latina Necessaria) 129
XVIII. Pop-Cultural Latin (Lingua Latina Popularis) 141
XIX. Celebrational Latin (Lingua Latina Festiva) 153
XX. A Brief Guide to Latin Pronunciation

(Locutio Linguae Latinae Paucis Verbis Explanatur) 163

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