[quote=WanderAimlessly]I am think a getting a series of books, at least the first 3 of 9 volumes, on Philosphy that are from a Catholic perspective.
However, in reading some reviews of the books, some of the criticism of the books is that it has many quotes in some of the Philosphers orgiginal language (Ancient Greek, Latin, French, etc) without a translation into English. I have checked the books, and this is true.
I am wondering what would be, and relatively inexpensive, dictionaries of Ancent Greek and Latin to allow me to translate the quotes.
Must be the Copleston series, eh? It would take a while to learn enough Greek and Latin to be able to translate the quotes … you’d need to know grammar as well as vocabulary. They’re not easy languages to translate. As for the French, I don’t remember too many French citations … but maybe there were and I didn’t notice much, since I’m fluent in French.
The later volumes actually provide translations for the quotes … too bad the early ones don’t.
Those books were one of the main reasons that I started trying to learn Latin.
PS … I find that my favourite Latin dictionary for theology/philosophy stuff is the Dictionary of Ecclesiastical Latin.