Monday, December 12, 2011
New Dictionary of Quotations from the Greek, Latin, and Modern Languages
A New Dictionary of Quotations from the Greek, Latin, and Modern Languages (1869)
As the book's subtitle explains, the quotations are "translated into English, and occasionally accompanied with illustrations, historical poetical, and anecdotal, with an extensive index, referring to every important word." The quotations are arranged alphabetically, with the different languages mixed together. Each quotation does have an English translation, but not all of them have notes, although some of the quotations have quite extensive notes. The author's name is strangely not identified, although he said to be the author of some other books; when I checked on those books, it seems that the author for those books is likewise unknown. If anyone knows the author of this book, let me know!