Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary, Paperback

Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary Paperback

Edited by James Morwood

3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


This edition of the Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary offers essential coverage of Latin words and grammar, as well as extra information on Roman history and culture.

It takes account of the latest research into Latin, and is designed specifically to fit the needs of today's student.

It covers over 45,000 words and phrases, including additions from the writings of Plautus and Terence, and from the study of Silver Latin.

Common irregular verb parts are given as headwords for greater clarity, and boxed notes provide help with language usage, and with difficult words and constructions.

There are appendices on historical, mythological, and geographical names; money, dates, times, weights and measures; plus poetic metre and medieval Latin.

With a timeline of important dates, and biographies on Roman writers, this edition is packed with interesting and essential information on Roman history and culture.

Also with pronunciation help and a guide to Latin grammar, this compact and affordable dictionary is a necessity for all students and adult learners of Latin.




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Written by the same folks that compiled the Oxford Latin Dictionary, which is neither portable nor inexpensive. Amazon will kindly sell you the two-volume set at the discounted price of $385.10 (marked down from $450). Morwood's pocket dictionary is far less expensive; it is also far less complete. It's a pretty decent resource (although I prefer the Cassell's), and for the student, this is an excellent resource.The font is larger, and it seems carefully organized, but there's just a bit less in the way of words and definitions than Cassell's. Nothing wrong with having both, and the extra pieces and side notes make it worthy.