A Dictionary of Latin Tags and Phrases

Don't be intimidated by the likes of lawyers with their in flagrante delicto and caveat emptor; with this highly entertaining ready reference, you can be confident in using and understanding all the Latin tags commonly employed today. You'll learn, for instance, what e pluribus unum really means and why ars gratia artis is the ultimate Hollywood irony. For each of the 1,200 phrases, maxims and proverbs listed, this book gives the correct spelling and literal meaning, as well as clarifiying how to use the phrase. The index moves you swiftly and easily from English into the corresponding Latin. But the greatest pleasure to be had from the book comes when it is opened at random to reveal the fascinating stories behind many phrases in common usage. Whether you want to check a specific reference or simply browse, this book will prove a welcome source of information and entertainment.