Review: For Latin Lovers Everywhere…

For Latin Lovers Everywhere…

by Charlotte Higgins for Guardian Unlimited Books

“It is a thoroughly unlikely publishing phenomenon. A book about Latin – that is, about how to learn Latin, with dozens of verb tables and explanations of the ablative absolute and the gerundive – has crept up, unexpectedly but persistently, as high as number 14 in the Amazon bestseller list in the all-important weeks before Christmas. It is possible that the British reading public are labouring under an almighty illusion, since Amo, Amas, Amat … and All That: How to Become a Latin Lover might reasonably be supposed to be a volume dispensing Roman sex tips (which would be a pretty racy read).”

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