The Galatian Language - A Comprehensive Survey of the Language of the Ancient Celts in Greco-Roman Asia Minor

The Galatian Language - A Comprehensive Survey of the Language of the Ancient Celts in Greco-Roman Asia Minor

by Philip Freeman
     
 

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A group of Celtic people living in southeastern Europe crossed over into what is now Turkey in the middle of the third century BC, and were soon forced into the sparsely settled inlands of Anatolia. There, says Freeman (classics, Washington U., St. Louis), they managed to preserve many aspects of their culture<-- >including their Celtic language<-->through the classical Greek and Roman periods. He examines the little surviving evidence for the nature of that language: glosses and a few brief comments in classical writers and scattered names on inscriptions. Altogether they add up to about 120 words, most personal names. The text is double spaced. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780773474802
Publisher:
Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
Ancient Near Eastern Texts and Studies Series
Pages:
124

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