LOVRIC, MICHELLE; MARDAS, NIKIFOROS DOXIADIS.How To Insult, Abuse And Insinuate In Classical Latin. Barnes & Noble, New York: 1998. 076071018X / 9780760710180 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. The book consists of insults mined from classical literature. The authors admit right up front that they've taken everything out of context, and have taken liberties with the English translations accompanying the Latin originals to try to preserve the flavor - puns, double entendres, imagery.