Quid Pro Quo: What the Romans Really Gave the English Language (Hardcover)

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Peter Jones takes the reader on a fascinating journey along the highways and byways of Roman life and culture, telling the amazing stories behind the original Latin meanings and uses of hundreds of our everyday words. Taking in every aspect of the ancient world, including science, religion, military matters, politics and literature, Jones shows just how much the English language owes to the ancient Romans and the role Latin has played in the creation of our vast vocabulary.

About the Author


Peter Jones has written a regular column, "Ancient & Modern," in the Spectator for many years and is the author of various books on the Classics, including Latin Crosswords, Learn Latin, Reading Latin, and Reading Ovid.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781782399315
ISBN-10: 1782399313
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 2017
Pages: 352
Language: English