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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books; Main edition (1 Jun. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 178239933X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782399339
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 169,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What did the Romans ever do for us? Well, besides the sanitation, the roads, etc, they left us Latin, and in this wonderfully informative survey, Peter Jones guides us through the ways in which their language has percolated through our own. Jones wears his learning lightly and there's an arresting insight or a fascinating historical anecdote on every page. * Mail on Sunday * Wonderfully enteratining * Spectator *

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A surprising, witty and entertaining journey through the Latin roots of the English language, by the bestselling author of Veni Vidi Vici and Eureka!

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