The Blackwell History of the Latin Language / Edition 1

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Overview

The Blackwell History of the Latin Language charts the development of Latin from its prehistoric origins in the Indo-European language family, through the earliest texts, to the creation of the Classical language of Cicero and Vergil, and examines the impact of the spread of spoken Latin through the Roman Empire. Accessibly and intelligently written, this is the first book in English in more than 50 years to provide comprehensive coverage of the history of the language.

The authors make use of contemporary work in linguistics, particularly the insights gained from modern sociolinguistic research, to provide up-to-date commentary on key linguistic issues in the field. Offering a full account of the language’s transformation in the context of the rise and fall of ancient Rome, they examine a number of broad topics, including the impact of Greek, the linguistic implications of Christianity, the tension between written and spoken regional varieties of the language, the lives and social positions of Latin speakers, and the fate of the language in late antiquity and beyond.

This text includes maps and glossary as well as fully translated and annotated sample texts that illustrate the different stages of the language. Readable and fully up-to-date, The Blackwell History of the Latin Language is an ideal text for both students and scholars.

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Editorial Reviews

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“The stated goal of this welcome new survey is to overcome some of the shortcomings of L. R. Palmer's classic handbook The Latin Language, unrevised since its publication in 1954. The goal is worthy, and the execution is in many ways a success.” (Bryn Mawr Classical Review, March 2009)

“Clackson and Horrocks have produced a wide-ranging, theoretically sophisticated, and still thoroughly manageable book that will not easily be superseded.” (New England Classical Journal, February 2009)

"James Clackson and Geoffrey Horrocks have … Succeeded admirably in their aim, presenting a mass of data within persuasive narrative." (Times Literary Supplement, December 2008)

“The…hefty Blackwell History of the Latin Language…The authors focus on the evolution of the sounds, vocabulary, word and sentence structure…over the centuries.” (Chicago Tribune)

“[The authors] set the tone … with an honesty that is … appreciated … .Marvelous treatment of … understudied languages … .Carefully, admirably, proofread … .Recommended.” (Choice)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405162098
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/27/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vi
Latin and Indo-European     1
The Languages of Italy     37
The Background to Standardization     77
'Old' Latin and its Varieties in the Period c.400-150 BC     90
The Road to Standardization: Roman Latin of the Third and Second Centuries BC     130
Elite Latin in the Late Republic and Early Empire     183
Sub-Elite Latin in the Empire     229
Latin in Late Antiquity and Beyond     265
Glossary     305
The International Phonetic Alphabet     316
Bibliography of Reference and Other Works     317
Index     319
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