When UK Publisher Short Books brought out the first copies of a book for Latin lovers it thought a merely 4000 copies would be well enough.
Since then it has become a top seller with unexpected high demands for the little book and they had to print a few 100,000 copies end of last year also to satisfy demands in the US reported to be beyond 250,000 orders already.
The book with the title “Amo, Amas, Amat and All That: How to become a Latin Lover” is a primer for the “world’s most influential language” and provides a guided tour of Latin, with anecdotal features like a Monty Python grammar lesson or David Beckham’s tattoos.
Available from Amazon (UK) or Short Books for about USD 19. We could not find the book with Amazon (US).
Two Latin quotes to warm up again:
Nil Desperandum! (Never despair!)
Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes (It is foolish to fear that which you cannot avoid. – Publilius Syrus)
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