Quid Pro Quo

What the Romans Really Gave the English Language

Author: Peter Jones

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1782399321

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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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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Vox Populi

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Classical World but Were Afraid to Ask

Author: Peter Jones

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1786498936

Category: History

Page: 223

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In this compelling tour of the classical world, Peter Jones reveals how it is the power, scope and fascination of their ideas that makes the Ancient Greeks and Romans so important and influential today. For over 2,000 years these ideas have gripped Western imagination and been instrumental in the way we think about the world. Covering everything from philosophy, history and architecture to language and grammar, Jones uncovers their astonishing intellectual, political and literary achievements. First published twenty years ago, this fully updated and revised edition is a must-read for anyone who wishes to know more about the classics - and where they came from.
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Gaming and the Arts of Storytelling

Author: Darshana Jayemanne

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 3039212311

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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This book examines the notion of storytelling in videogames. This topic allows new perspectives on the enduring problem of narrative in digital games, while also opening up different avenues of inquiry. The collection looks at storytelling in games from many perspectives. Topics include the remediation of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness in games such as Spec Ops: The Line; the storytelling similarities in Twin Peaks and Deadly Premonition, a new concept of ‘choice poetics’; the esthetics of Alien films and games, and a new theoretical overview of early game studies on narrative
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Bagels, Bumf, and Buses

A Day in the Life of the English Language

Author: Simon Horobin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198832273

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 256

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Where do our everyday words come from? The bagel you eat for breakfast, the bumf you have to wade through at the office, and the bus that takes you home again: we use these words without thinking about their origins or how their meanings have changed over time. Simon Horobin takes the reader on a journey through a typical day, showing how the words we use to describe routine activities - getting up, going to work, eating meals - have surprisingly fascinating histories.
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An American Dictionary of the English Language

Containing the Whole Vocabulary of the First Edition in Two Volumes Quarto; the Entire Corrections and Improvements of the Second Edition in Two Volumes Royal Octavo; to which is Prefixed an Introductory Dissertation on the Origin, History, and Connection, of the Languages of Western Asia and Europe, with an Explanation of the Principles on which Languages are Formed

Author: Noah Webster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 1366

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English Etymology

Or, a Derivative Dictionary of the English Language: in Two Alphabets. ... The Whole Compiled from Vossius, ... and Other Etymologists. By the Reverend George William Lemon, ...

Author: George William Lemon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 644

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Universal Dictionary of the English Language

A New and Original Work Presenting for Convenient Reference the Orthography, Pronunciation, Meaning, Use, Origin and Development of Every Word in the English Language Together with Condensed Explanations of Fifty Thousand Important Subjects and an Exhaustive Encyclopaedia of All the Arts and Sciences Profusely Illustrated

Author: Robert Hunter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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