Latin Language and Latin Culture: From Ancient to Modern Times / Edition 1

Latin Language and Latin Culture: From Ancient to Modern Times / Edition 1

by Joseph Farrell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521776635

ISBN-13: 9780521776639

Pub. Date: 04/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Latin language is popularly imagined in a number of specific ways: as a masculine language, an imperial language, a classical language, a dead language. This book considers the sources of these metaphors and analyzes their effect on how Latin literature is read. By reading with and more commonly against these metaphors, the book offers a different view of…  See more details below

Overview

The Latin language is popularly imagined in a number of specific ways: as a masculine language, an imperial language, a classical language, a dead language. This book considers the sources of these metaphors and analyzes their effect on how Latin literature is read. By reading with and more commonly against these metaphors, the book offers a different view of Latin as a language and as a vehicle for cultural practice. The argument ranges over a variety of texts in Latin and texts about Latin from antiquity to the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521776639
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
Roman Literature and its Contexts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

1. The nature of Latin culture; 2. The poverty of our ancestral speech; 3. The gender of Latin; 4. The life-cycle of dead languages; 5. The voices of Latin culture.

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