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Not the best
on 11 June 2009
The Pocket Oxford is an adequate Latin dictionary, with a reasonable grammar section, but it has some weaknesses especially for someone just starting in Latin.
My main gripe is that its coverage of irregular verb parts isn't at all good. The Collins dictionaries (even the little Gem) are much better when it comes to having headwords for odd bits of verb.
Another gripe is that this really isn't a pocket dictionary unless you have unusually large pockets!
My last gripe is that it is printed on really thick, rough paper, which makes it larger than necessary and not at all easy to flick through.
I'd advise beginners to buy the Collins Gem if you just want a dictionary or the Collins Dictionary and Grammar if you want a grammar as well.