When composing Latin prose, I often regret not knowing a dictionary and grammar organized in a way that makes writing easier.
In particular, I wonder if there is (preferably in English, French, or German, but other languages would also be appreciated):
- a thematic dictionary (i.e., putting emotions, colors, scientific terms, etc. in different sections but "to love" and "to adore" close to each other),
- a reference grammar organized semantically (with sections like: "How to express purpose?", "How to give an order?", etc. that give all the different options depending on the intent) rather than morphologically (which is useful for readers).
I would be equally interested in answers presenting works from all periods of the history of the Latin language.
Edit. I already know (and use) Meissner's excellent "Latin Phraseology", but it is a collection of expressions rather than a dictionary and it does not contain some basic vocabulary like about animals and plants.