Smith's English-Latin Dictionary

Authors: William Smith, Theophilus D. Hall   Foreword: Dirk Sacre
Product Code: 4916
ISBN: 978-0-86516-491-8
Pages: 754
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Smith's English-Latin Dictionary is an invaluable resource for students and teachers who are composing Latin verse and prose. It offers what smaller and less comprehensive dictionaries cannot — semantic range, depth, and precision. Each entry is composed of an English word, its corresponding Latin equivalents, and examples drawn from a full range of classical writers. The Index of Proper Names contains the Latin forms of names of thousands of persons, places, and geographical features from Greco-Roman history and mythology, as well as the Judeo-Christian Bible.

This reprint edition of Smith and Hall's A Copious and Critical English-Latin Dictionary (1871) includes the original Preface, Entries, and Index of Proper Names. New to the Bolchazy-Carducci edition is a Foreword by Dirk Sacre which places Smith and Hall's dictionary in its historical and pedagogical context. The Bolchazy-Carducci reprint edition also features a new, enlarged, easier-to-read format.

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Review by: Jane Erskine, Book News - May 5, 2001
PA2365 This is a facsimile reprint of a work originally published as A Copius and Critical Engish-Latin Dictionary (1871, American Book Club). From the brief new foreword by Latin scholar Dirk Sacre, (This dictionary) is one of these monuments in late nineteenth-century pedagogy and learning that has no counterpart in late twentieth-century tools for students writing in Latin. It is conspicuous for its critical attitute towards predecessors, the wealth of terms included, the thoughtful investigation of the differenct shades of meaning of both Latin and English words. . . "
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