The Blackwell History of the Latin Language / Edition 1

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Overview

This text makes use of contemporary work in linguistics to provideup-to-date commentary on the development of Latin, from itsprehistoric origins in the Indo-European language family, throughthe earliest texts, to the creation of the Classical Language ofCicero and Vergil, and examines the impact of the spread of spokenLatin through the Roman Empire.

  • The first book in English in more than 50 years to providecomprehensive coverage of the history of the Latin language
  • Gives a full account of the transformation of the language inthe context of the rise and fall of Ancient Rome
  • Presents up-to-date commentary on the key linguisticissues
  • Makes use of carefully selected texts, many of which have onlyrecently come to light
  • Includes maps and glossary as well as fully translated andannotated sample texts that illustrate the different stages of thelanguage
  • Accessible to readers without a formal knowledge of Latin orlinguistics
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“The stated goal of this welcome new survey is to overcomesome of the shortcomings of L. R. Palmer's classic handbook TheLatin Language, unrevised since its publication in 1954. Thegoal 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have produced a wide-ranging,theoretically sophisticated, and still thoroughly manageable bookthat will not easily be superseded.” (New EnglandClassical Journal, February 2009)

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

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

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444339208
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 730,858
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

James Clackson is University Senior Lecturer in Classics atthe University of Cambridge. He is the author of The LinguisticRelationship between Armenian and Greek (1994),Indo-European Linguistics: An Introduction (2007), as wellas articles on classical and Indo-European philology.

Geoffrey Horrocks is Professor of Comparative Philologyat Cambridge. He is the author of Space and Time in Homer(1981), Generative Grammar (1987), Greek: A History ofthe Language and its Speakers (1997), as well as of manyarticles on the history and structure of Greek from antiquity tothe present day; he is also co-editor of Themes in GreekLinguistics (1998) and Studies in Greek Syntax(1999).

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Table of Contents

Preface.

1 Latin and Indo-European.

2 The Languages of Italy.

3 The Background to Standardization.

4 'Old' Latin and its Varieties in the Period c.400—150 BC.

5 The Road to Standardization: Roman Latin of the Third andSecond Centuries BC.

6 Elite Latin in the Late Republic and Early Empire.

7 Sub-Elite Latin in the Empire.

8 Latin in Late Antiquity and Beyond.

Glossary.

Appendix: The International Phonetic Alphabet.

Bibliography of Reference and Other Works.

Index.

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