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Cassell's Latin Dictionary: Latin-English, English-Latin [Hardcover]

By D. P. Simpson (Author)
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The dictionary incorporates modern English idiom and current Latin spelling and includes general classical information where appropriate

Publishers Description
Since its first appearance in 1854 and through many revisions this dictionary has remained constant in its appeal to scholars.

?This new and revised Latin Dictionary is among the best of its kind, being reliable, compact and adequate for the needs of all save the specialist. He has produced what is in effect a new book, typographically easy to consult and combining elegance with utility.? -The Times Literary Supplement

This edition Incorporates modern English idiom and current Latin spelling.Includes general classical information where appropriate. Shows long and short vowels where not immediately apparent.Indicates irregular plural forms.Cites and quotes ancient classical authors.Suggests paraphrases to express modern English in classical Latin form.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Cassell's Latin Dictionary: Latin-English, English-Latin by D. P. Simpson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2011 page 248
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1993 page 274
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/1995 page 125
  • ALA Ref Srces for Small/Med Li - 01/01/2000 page 127
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2000 page 128
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 155
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2007 page 199
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2009 page 208

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Cassell's
Pages   883
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.34" Width: 6.42" Height: 1.3"
Weight:   2 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 1977
Publisher   Cassell's
Age  12-17
ISBN  0025225804  
ISBN13  9780025225800  

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Excellent Resource  Jun 8, 2008
This edition replaced my Cassell's paperback editon & I'm very pleased with my selection. It's an excellent resource and very user friendly.
Concise but packed with helpul info  Apr 25, 2008
A handy size. Good grammer section. Useful pages on armies, currency, measures, dates, etc. Readable type. Recommended.
An Amazing Dictionary  Nov 5, 2007
This is a very inexpensive and indispensable dictionary for those who have more than a rudimentary understanding of Latin. The binding is very solid so the ugly yellow and orange cover can be tossed. The dictionary lays flat on the table for easy consultation. What I found most useful (so far I have been translating Vergil and Suetonius extensively) is that after the common definition of the word, the dictionary lists the meaning and words that normally accompany it for specific Roman authors.

For example:
largus -a -um, adj. (with compar. and superl.) (1) of things, abundant, plentiful, numerous, copious: cum sol terras larga luce compleverit, Cicero. etc... (and then the way that Vergil, Tacitus, Horace and others use largus -a-um)

The listing of how important authors commonly use the word is very helpful since words can have so many different meanings and this feature often makes comprehension of a difficult passage MUCH easier. Also, the volume has a Roman calender that is useful in figuring out Roman dates. I have not used the English to Latin section since I have not had to do any composition so please consult other reviewers on that aspect. This dictionary will last a lifetime. An amazing buy.
The Best!!!!  Nov 3, 2007
This is a dictionary. It is complete, does everything you could want for a reference book. A Latin student or teacher must have this.
Everyday Latin  May 13, 2007
I studied Latin intensely in high school years ago and often reallize how it influences my understanding of other languages. Recently I had the task of translating some Latin liturgical pieces but found my recolledtion of vocabulary somewhat clouded. I couldn't find my old texts and ordered this treatise and found what I needed. The book would more helpful if it had a summary of Latin grammar such as rules for declension, etc. Thanks. Stephen Profilet Winona, Minnesota

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