Item description for Cassell's Latin Dictionary: Latin-English, English-Latin by D. P. Simpson...
Overview 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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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.34" Width: 6.42" Height: 1.3" Weight: 2 lbs.
Release Date Oct 15, 1977
ISBN 0025225804 ISBN13 9780025225800
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More About D. P. Simpson
D. P. Simpson is Head of the Classical Department at Eton College.
Reviews - What do customers think about Cassell's Latin Dictionary: Latin-English, English-Latin?
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