“I can't remember the last time I conjugated with such an expert.”

— Lynne Truss author of Eats Shoots & Leave on Carpe Diem: Put a Little Latin in Your Life

Carpe Diem: Put a Little Latin in Your Life

ISBN: 9781401322342


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Carpe Diem: Put a Little Latin in Your Life


by Harry Mount


The phenomenal bestseller from the U.K. finally arrives in the States! Have you even found yourself irritated when a sine qua non or a mea culpa is thrown into the conversation by a particularly annoying person? Or do distant memories of afternoons spent struggling to learn obscure verbs fill you with dread?

Never fear!

In this delightful guided tour of Latin, which features everything from a Monty Python grammar lesson to Angelina Jolie’s tattoo and all the best snippets of prose and poetry from two thousand years of literary history, Harry Mount wipes the dust off those boring primers and breathes life back into the greatest language of them all.