Saturday, October 22, 2011
Jones: Dictionary of Foreign Phrases and Classical Quotations
Dictionary of Foreign Phrases and Classical Quotations by Hugh Percy Jones (1908)
Here is the complete title: "Dictionary of Foreign Phrases and Classical Quotations: comprising 14,000 idioms, proverbs, maxims, mottoes, technical words and terms, and press allusions from the works of the great writers in Latin, French, Italian, Greek, German, Spanish, Portuguese, alphabetically arranged, with English translations and equivalents." The proverbs are actually arranged language by language, and then alphabetically within each language. The Latin section is appx. 120 pages in length, arranged in columns, with Latin in one column, English in the facing column (not the most user-friendly reading experience). Citations are minimal.