Saturday, December 10, 2011

Bent: Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men

Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men by Samuel Arthur Bent (1887)

As the subtitle of the book explains, it comes "with historical and explanatory notes." The sayings are arranged alphabetically by the author or speaker. The historical notes are extremely interesting, giving a context for the sayings - but the sayings are all in English, without any of the original languages being cited consistently. So, the book is a great read, extremely educational - but to have the actual Latin or Greek quotes, you will have to work with another book that you can coordinate with this one.


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