The Blackwell History of the Latin Language / Edition 1

The Blackwell History of the Latin Language / Edition 1

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by James Clackson, Geoffrey Horrocks
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1444339206

ISBN-13: 9781444339208

Pub. Date: 01/04/2011

Publisher: Wiley

This text makes use of contemporary work in linguistics to provide up-to-date commentary on 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.

    Overview

    This text makes use of contemporary work in linguistics to provide up-to-date commentary on 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.

    • The first book in English in more than 50 years to provide comprehensive coverage of the history of the Latin language
    • Gives a full account of the transformation of the language in the context of the rise and fall of Ancient Rome
    • Presents up-to-date commentary on the key linguistic issues
    • Makes use of carefully selected texts, many of which have only recently come to light
    • Includes maps and glossary as well as fully translated and annotated sample texts that illustrate the different stages of the language
    • Accessible to readers without a formal knowledge of Latin or linguistics

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781444339208
    Publisher:
    Wiley
    Publication date:
    01/04/2011
    Edition description:
    Reprint
    Pages:
    336
    Sales rank:
    653,988
    Product dimensions:
    6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(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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