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Carpe Diem - Put a Little Latin in Your Life

Harry Mount

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Description:

In this lighthearted guided tour of Latin, journalist and former Latin tutor Harry Mount breathes life back into the greatest language of all, drawing on everything from a Monty Python grammar lesson to Angelina Jolie's tattoos. Filled with fascinating tidbits and humorous asides, Carpe Diem will delight the word lovers who made Eats, Shoots and Leaves such a monster hit. Whether we're aware of it or not, Latin is all around us. Consider the sayings in everyday use: alter ego, ad nauseam, caveat emptor, modus operandi, per se, and, of course, the ever-popular e pluribus unum. Even more abundant are words derived from Latin roots: arena (from harena, meaning "sand"), auditorium ("a place of audience"), stadium (a running track)...and those are just the theatrical ones! It's inescapable. It's also the most daunting of languages, one that is seemingly obscure and filled with arcane rules and often accompanied by unpleasant memories of adolescence. But, as Mount says in Carpe Diem, "Knowing a bit of Latin is an invitation to the biggest room in the building, with a view down the corridor to all the succeeding ages. And you can get your hands on that invitation at any age."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Hoye

Length:

5h 37m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

11:47


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

48:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

47:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

54:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:19