More Latin for the Illiterati: A Guide to Medical, Legal and Religious Latin

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Taylor & Francis, Jun 21, 1999 - Reference - 224 pages
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"Scientia est potentia" (knowledge is power)! "More Latin for the Illiterati" demystifies the terminology of modern courtrooms and hospitals, untangles some of the most complex and unforgiving examples of Latin abbreviation, and allows readers to explore the classical roots of law, medicine and the ministry.
This new collection contains nearly 5000 entries devoted to law, medicine and religion, and includes phrases like: jus sibi dicere-- to take the law into one's own hands
hircosus-- smelling like a goat
opprobrium medicum the reproach of physicians --an incurable disease
ita et viri debent diligere uxores ut corpora sua--so men ought to love their wives as their own bodies "Ephesians" 5:28
ludere cum sacris--to trifle with sacred things
amicus curiae--a friend of the court
Practicing or aspiring doctors, lawyers or ministers, language-lovers, students of literature--and anybody who loved" Latin for the Illiterati," will want" More..." This collection also makes an ideal gift.
Praise for the first "Illiterati" collection:
"If you're a student trying to improve your vocabulary, this is a great book... For those who have forgotten their three years of parochial-school Latin, this is really great book." "--Publisher's Weekly"
"A ready-reference dream come true...""--American Libraries"
Also of interest: "Latin for the Illiterati: Exorcizing the" "Ghosts of a Dead"

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Jon R. Stone is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Religion and Lecturer in the English Writing Program at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is the author of Latin for the Illiterati (1996) and Guide to the End of the World: Popular Eschatology in America (1993).

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