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How to Insult, Abuse & Insinuate in Classical Latin

How to Insult, Abuse & Insinuate in Classical Latin

  • Author: Michelle Lovric,Nikiforos Doxiadis Mardas
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780091864453
  • Category: Invective
  • Page: 66
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Why confine yourself to boring monosyllabic Anglo-Saxon taunts and insults when you can defame, demean, degrade, demolish and damn in the deft language of Cierco, Martial, Ovid, Cattullus, Horace and others? Now you can impress your friends and devestate your enemies with the filth and wit of your newly-excavated repetoire of classical invective Usefully arranged in sections for the sexless, gormless, worthless and unscrupulous (etc etc), with special sections on regional taunts and useful threats, the book contains illustrations from classical sources and is immaculately researched by a young Cambridge classics scholar and an expert in the ancient languages of desire and desperation.

Latin for All Occasions

Latin for All Occasions

  • Author: Henry Beard
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780394586601
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 91
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Provides Latin equivalents for a variety of everyday phrases, from Hot enough for you? to Make my day!

Who's who in Hell

Who's who in Hell

  • Author: Robert Chalmers
  • Publisher: Grove Press
  • ISBN: 9780802139245
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 360
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Falling in love with a feisty American woman who enjoys weekend parachuting, the hapless Daniel takes a job writing obituaries for an eccentric editor who encourages him in his efforts to write a compendium about demonic characters. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Easy Latin Crossword Puzzles

Easy Latin Crossword Puzzles

  • Author: Betty Wallace Robinett,Virginia French Allen
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN: 9780844284460
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 64
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Expand your Latin vocabulary while having fun! Broaden your knowledge of Latin and discover those English words rooted in Latin using Easy Latin Crossword Puzzles. This book uses the ingenious Quid Pro Quo method--exchanging English clues for Latin words (and, for the last four puzzles, vice versa). An answer key is included.

The Book of Human Skin

The Book of Human Skin

  • Author: Michelle Lovric
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408811235
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 512
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The book of human skin is a large volume with many pages of villainy writ upon it. There are people who are a disease, you know. 13 May, 1784, Venice: Minguillo Fasan, heir to the decaying, gothic Palazzo Espagnol, is born. Yet Minguillo is no ordinary child: he is strange, devious and all those who come near him are fearful. Twelve years later Minguillo is faced with an unexpected threat to his inheritance: a newborn sister, Marcella. His untempered jealousy will condemn his sister to a series of fates as a cripple, a madwoman and a nun. But in his insatiable quest to destroy her, he may have underestimated his sister's ferocious determination, and her unlikely allies who will go to extraordinary lengths to save her...

How to win friends & influence people

How to win friends & influence people

  • Author: Dale Carnegie
  • Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • ISBN: 9352613937
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 224
  • View: 373
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X-Treme Latin

X-Treme Latin

All the Latin You Need to Know for Survival in the 21st Century

  • Author: Henry Beard
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 110121662X
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 128
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In staff meetings and singles bars, on freeways and fairways, there are aggravating people lurking everywhere these days. But bestselling humorist Henry Beard has the perfect comeback for all prickly situations, offering a slew of quips your nemesis won't soon forget . . . or even understand. Beard's gift is his ability to make fun of popular culture and the current zeitgeist. In X-Treme Latin he provides Latin with an attitude, an indispensable phrasebook that taps the secret power of Latin to deliver, in total safety, hundreds of impeccable put-downs, comebacks, and wisecracks. Within its pages you will learn how to insult or fire coworkers; blame corporate scandals on someone else; cheer at a World Wrestling Entertainment match; talk back to your computer, TV, or Game Boy; deal with your road rage; evade threatening situations; snowboard in style; talk like Tony Soprano; and much more. With dozens more zingers for quashing e-mail pranks, psyching out your golf opponent, giving backhanded compliments, and evading awkward questions, X-Treme Latin is destined for magnus popularity and will have readers cheering, “Celebremus!”

The Interpretation of Cultures

The Interpretation of Cultures

  • Author: Clifford Geertz
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465093566
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 576
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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Ancient Libraries

Ancient Libraries

  • Author: Jason König,Katerina Oikonomopoulou,Greg Woolf
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107244587
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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The circulation of books was the motor of classical civilization. But books were both expensive and rare, and so libraries - private and public, royal and civic - played key roles in articulating intellectual life. This collection, written by an international team of scholars, presents a fundamental reassessment of how ancient libraries came into being, how they were organized and how they were used. Drawing on papyrology and archaeology, and on accounts written by those who read and wrote in them, it presents new research on reading cultures, on book collecting and on the origins of monumental library buildings. Many of the traditional stories told about ancient libraries are challenged. Few were really enormous, none were designed as research centres, and occasional conflagrations do not explain the loss of most ancient texts. But the central place of libraries in Greco-Roman culture emerges more clearly than ever.

Chicken Poop for the Soul

Chicken Poop for the Soul

Stories to Harden the Heart and Dampen the Spirit

  • Author: David Fisher
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0671014420
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 160
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Humorous essays explore the joys of depression, the true meaning of love as seen by a stalker, and anxiety-managed weight loss

Passionate Love Letters

Passionate Love Letters

  • Author: Michelle Lovric
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780297835943
  • Category: Authors
  • Page: 48
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Latin Crosswords

Latin Crosswords

  • Author: P. Jones,David Dare-Plumpton
  • Publisher: Constable & Robinson
  • ISBN: 9781841191133
  • Category: Crossword puzzles
  • Page: 157
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This clever little book of crosswords has been put together by a professional crossworld compiler and a very well-known professor of classics. The clues are all in English but the answers are almost all in Latin! This is not a scholarly book anyone whose schooldays taught them amo, amas, amat will be able to make a stab at many of the puzzles. And some of the answers are obvious even if you have no Latin at all e.g. Q. Existing condition of a very old pop group? (6,3) A. Status Quo! Still for those who enjoy a challenge, the puzzles do get harder as you work your way through the book, ending up with some really fiendish ones. There are still lots of jokes along the way.

Love Monkey

Love Monkey

A Novel

  • Author: Kyle Smith
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 9780061747069
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
  • View: 2020
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Many men aim high; Tom Farrell dares to be average. While his friends accumulate wedding rings, mortgages, and even, alarmingly, babies, Tom still lives alone in his rented apartment with nothing but condiments and alcohol in his refrigerator. He spends Saturday mornings watching cartoons and eating Cocoa Puffs out of an Empire Strikes Back bowl, and devotes the rest of the weekend to his other favorite hobbies: sports and girls. His credo, to think and act like a thirteen-year-old boy at all times, has worked well enough to land him a decent job writing headlines for the New York Tabloid. But neither his personal life nor his professional life has any forward momentum; he's occupied the same cubicle since the first George Bush was president and is currently "between girlfriends." At thirty-two, it starts to occur to him: There's a fine line between picky and loser. Enter a sly, beautiful coworker named Julia. After a few torrid dates, Tom is hooked. "She's like cleaning behind my refrigerator. A once-in-a-lifetime thing." But the closer he gets to Julia, the more elusive she becomes. Frustrated, Tom seeks the dubious advice of his buddy Shooter, a shallow sexual gladiator, and wonders why he keeps getting into arguments with Bran, his smart, sarcastic "default date." But then tragedy strikes, and everyone's attitudes toward life and love change -- and even Tom begins to see himself in a new light. By turns riotous and tenderhearted, Kyle Smith's Love Monkey is the most candid and excruciatingly funny exploration of the male mind and libido since High Fidelity.

The Law of Nations

The Law of Nations

Or, Principles of the Law of Nature Applied to the Conduct and Affairs of Nations and Sovereigns. A Work Tending to Display the True Interest of Powers

  • Author: Emer de Vattel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: International law
  • Page: 563
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Napalm & Silly Putty

Napalm & Silly Putty

  • Author: George Carlin
  • Publisher: Hachette Books
  • ISBN: 0786871598
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 272
  • View: 2488
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A hilarious new collection of razor-sharp observations from the New York Times bestselling author of Brain Droppings. Few comics make the transition from stage to page as smoothly or successfully as George Carlin. Brain Droppings spent a total of 40 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and this new one is certain to tickle even more ribs (and rattle a few more cages) with its characteristically ironic take on life's annoying universal truths. In Napalm & Silly Putty, Carlin doesn't steer clear of the tough issues, preferring instead to look life boldly in the eye to pose the questions few dare to ask: How can it be a spy satellite if they announce on TV that it's a spy satellite? Why do they bother saying "raw sewage"? Do some people cook that stuff? In the expression "topsy-turvy," what exactly is meant by "turvy"? And he makes some startling observations, including: Most people with low self-esteem have earned it. Guys don't seem to be called "Lefty" anymore. Most people don't know what they're doing, and a lot of them are really good at it. Carlin also waxes wickedly philosophical on all sorts of subjects, including: KIDS--They're not all cute. In fact, if you look at them closely, some of them are rather unpleasant looking. And a lot of them don't smell too good either. DEATH ROW--If you're condemned to die they have to give you one last meal of your own request. What is that all about? A group of people plan to kill you, so they want you to eat something you like? Add to the mix "The Ten Most Embarrassing Songs of All Time," "The 20th Century Hostility Scoreboard," and "People I Can Do Without," and you have an irresistibly insouciant assortment of musings, questions, assertions, and assumptions guaranteed to please the millions of fans waiting for the next Carlin collection--and the millions more waiting to discover this comic genius.

Rome, Empire of Plunder

Rome, Empire of Plunder

The Dynamics of Cultural Appropriation

  • Author: Matthew P. Loar,Carolyn MacDonald,Dan-el Padilla Peralta
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108305911
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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Bringing together philologists, historians, and archaeologists, Rome, Empire of Plunder bridges disciplinary divides in pursuit of an interdisciplinary understanding of Roman cultural appropriation - approached not as a set of distinct practices but as a hydra-headed phenomenon through which Rome made and remade itself, as a Republic and as an Empire, on Italian soil and abroad. The studies gathered in this volume range from the literary thefts of the first Latin comic poets to the grand-scale spoliation of Egyptian obelisks by a succession of emperors, and from Hispania to Pergamon to Qasr Ibrim. Applying a range of theoretical perspectives on cultural appropriation, contributors probe the violent interactions and chance contingencies that sent cargo of all sorts into circulation around the Roman Mediterranean, causing recurrent distortions in their individual and aggregate meanings. The result is an innovative and nuanced investigation of Roman cultural appropriation and imperial power.

Horseradish

Horseradish

Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid

  • Author: Lemony Snicket
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061240060
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 168
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Collects an array of disheartening truths and unhappy observations drawn from the author's work, including "siblings who claim to get along all the time are most definitely hiding something."

Cato's letters, or, Essays on liberty, civil and religious, and other important subjects

Cato's letters, or, Essays on liberty, civil and religious, and other important subjects

  • Author: John Trenchard,Thomas Gordon
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Church and state
  • Page: N.A
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Counsels on Diet and Foods

Counsels on Diet and Foods

A Compilation from the Writings of Ellen G. White

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
  • ISBN: 0828015953
  • Category: Diet
  • Page: 511
  • View: 1434
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