By Tore Janson
No identified language, together with English, has accomplished the good fortune and toughness of Latin. French, Spanish, Italian, and Romanian are between its direct descendants, and numerous Latin phrases and words include the cornerstone of English itself. A common heritage or Latin tells its background from its origins over 2500 years in the past to the current. Brilliantly conceived, popularizing yet authoritative, and written with the fluency and lightweight contact that experience made Tore Janson's Speak so appealing to tens of millions of readers, it's a masterpiece of adroit synthesis.
The booklet commences with an outline of the origins, emergence, and dominance of Latin over the Classical interval. Then follows an account of its survival throughout the heart a long time into glossy occasions, with emphasis on its evolution during the heritage, tradition, and spiritual practices of Medieval Europe. by way of sensible citation of Latin phrases, words, and texts the writer illustrates how the written and spoken language replaced, quarter via quarter through the years; the way it met resistance from local languages; and the way for this reason a few whole languages disappeared. Janson deals a vibrant demonstration of the worth of Latin as a method of entry to a colourful previous and a persuasive argument for its persisted worthy. A concise and easy-to-understand creation to Latin grammar and a listing of the main widespread Latin phrases, together with 500 idioms and words nonetheless in universal use, supplement the work.