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Living with a Dead Language: My Romance with Latin

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by Ann Patty
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Living with a Dead Language: My Romance with Latin by Ann Patty

An entertaining exploration of the richness and relevance of the Latin language and literature, and an inspiring account of finding renewed purpose through learning something new and challenging

After thirty-five years as a book editor in New York City, Ann Patty stopped working and moved to the country. Bored, aimless, and lost in the woods, she hoped to challenge her restless, word-loving brain by beginning a serious study of Latin at local colleges.

As she begins to make sense of Latin grammar and syntax, her studies open unexpected windows into her own life. The louche poetry of Catullus calls up her early days in 1970s New York, Lucretius elucidates her intractable drivenness and her attraction to Buddhism, while Ovid

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Ebook Details
Pages: 256
Size: 1.8 MB
Publisher: Viking Adult
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9781101980248 (DRM-EPUB)

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