Ancient Rome in So Many Words

I’ve been meaning to blog this for awhile now, and with the holidays approaching (and, presumably, book store gift cards), this seems like a good time to mention it. Just the other month, Hippocrene Books published my friend Chris’ book, Ancient Rome in So Many Words, which explores several facets of Roman culture by examining the many distinctive and often unusual Latin words associated with them. I was fortunate enough to have read this in manuscript and am pretty certain that it will appeal not only to classicists but also to casual readers who have an interest in Ancient Rome and the Latin language.

Chris Francese is an associate professor of classics at Dickinson College. I’ve mentioned him before in this blog in order to spotlight his series of Latin poetry podcasts.

Note: Those of you who know me and have time on your hands can search inside the book at Amazon for my name.