Our Greek and Latin Roots

Our Greek and Latin Roots

by James Morwood, Mark Warman

Paperback(Revised Edition)

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Charts the historial spread of the classical languages throughout the English-speaking world and uncovers the central part they play in giving English its current shape. Latin and Greek are often called 'dead' languages. Our Greek and Latin Roots takes readers on a journey of exploration through their own language, helping them to uncover just how central a part Greek and Latin play in giving English the shape it has today. Full of fascinating information and stimulating exercises, this book is entirely accessible to teachers and students with little or no knowledge of classical languages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521699990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/20/2007
Series: Cambridge Latin Texts
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 74
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. The family of Latin languages; 2. The Romans in Britain; 3. Our Latin roots; 4. Building English from Latin; 5. How Greek entered English; 6. The Greeks had a word for it; 7. Latin Grammar and English - same or different?; 8. et cetera.

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