Words and Ideas

Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
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Unlike most etymology textbooks, this one presents the words studied in the context of the ideas in which the words functioned. Instead of studying endless lists of word roots, suffixes, and prefixes in isolation, the words are enlivened by the social, literary, and cultural media in which they were used. Readers are introduced to a wide variety of topics from classical antiquity, entertained by clever cartoons, and are able to practice their word knowledge with exercises.

-- An etymology textbook that also introduces students to a wide variety of topics in classical antiquity

-- Chapters on Mythology, Medicine, Politics and Law, Commerce and Economics, Philosopy and Psychology, History

-- Introduction to word building

-- Exercises throughout

-- Illustrations of ancient artifacts

-- Clever cartoons on word origins

-- Glossary of English words and phrases

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Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
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Pages
281
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ISBN
9781610410748
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Language
English
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Language Arts & Disciplines / Communication Studies
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