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Latin
     

Latin

by Jürgen Leonhardt
 

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The mother tongue of the Roman Empire and the lingua franca of the West for centuries afterward, Latin survives today primarily in classrooms and texts. Yet this "dead language" is unique in the influence it has exerted across centuries and continents. Juergen Leonhardt offers the story of the first "world language," from antiquity to the present.

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The mother tongue of the Roman Empire and the lingua franca of the West for centuries afterward, Latin survives today primarily in classrooms and texts. Yet this "dead language" is unique in the influence it has exerted across centuries and continents. Juergen Leonhardt offers the story of the first "world language," from antiquity to the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674727380
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/12/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB

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