Quid Pro Quo: What the Romans Really Gave the English Language

Peter Jones

Quid Pro Quo: What the Romans Really Gave the English Language
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Quid Pro Quo: What the Romans Really Gave the English Language

Peter Jones

A surprising, witty and entertaining journey through the Latin roots of the English language, by the bestselling author of Veni Vidi Vici and Eureka!


In this original and highly accessible book, Peter Jones takes the reader on a fascinating journey along the highways and byways of Roman life and culture, telling the amazing stories behind the original Latin meanings and uses of hundreds of our everyday words.

Taking in every aspect of the ancient world, including science, religion, military matters, politics and literature, Jones shows just how much the English language owes to the ancient Romans and the role Latin has played in the creation of our vast vocabulary.

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