Greek and Latin from an Indo-European Perspective

Greek and Latin from an Indo-European Perspective


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This volume presents new work exploring how the study of historical linguistics can advance our understanding of Greek and Latin and, conversely, how the classical languages can help us to reconstruct Proto-Indo-European and the culture of its speakers. Classical and Indo-European linguistics have been particularly exciting areas of research in recent years, and this book is intended to provide insight into some of the main areas of current debate. It stems from an international conference held in Cambridge in 2005 and includes contributions from keynote speakers Andreas Willi and Joshua Katz. The book covers a wide range of topics: phonology (the accentuation of Greek monosyllables, the development of laryngeals in Greek, and typological discussion of the glottalic theory); morphology (the prehistory of the past-tense augment, the iteratives and causatives of the Latin second conjugation, the origin of the Latin prefix co(m)- , Indo-European root nouns and s-stem neuters, Greek and Latin reflexive pronouns, the Greek comparative suffix); the etymologies of etymos , Achilles, adulare , and a Macedonian gloss; the significance of the Greek particle tar; and comparisons of Sanskrit matrimonial names and poetic terminology with their Greek counterparts. Greek and Latin from an Indo-European Perspective demonstrates the continuing relevance of linguistics for the study of ancient languages and literature, and will be of interest to classicists, Indo-European linguists, and historical linguists generally.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780906014318
Publisher: Cambridge Philological Society
Publication date: 12/28/2007
Series: Proceedings Of The Cambridge Philological Society Supplementary Volume Series
Pages: 2
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     vii
The accentuation of Greek monosyllabic words   Thomas Olander     1
Monophthong for expected v-diphthong in Greek   Adam Hyllested   Paul S. Cohen     9
Ejectives to plain voiced stops in PIE? Phonetics, typology and Glottalic Theory   Brett Miller     19
Verbal Morphology
Of aspects, augments, aorists - or how to say to have killed a dragon   Andreas Willi     34
Iteratives and causatives in Latin: a unified approach   Daniel Kolligan     49
Particles, Preverbs and Pronouns
The epic adventures of an unknown particle   Joshua T. Katz     65
The prefix co(m)- with motion verbs in Plautus: philological study and etymological implications   Dag Haug     80
Reconstructing reflexive markers in Indo-European: evidence from Greek and Latin   Nicoletta Puddu     89
Nominal Morphology
The master of the house - Greek [characters not reproducible] and related issues   Jenny Helena Larsson     101
[characters not reproducible], kravih and the original nom.-acc. sg. of the IE s-stem neuters   Roland Litscher     107
Gamonyms, internal derivation and the Greek suffix -[characters not reproducible]   Ulla Remmer     121
Overlength and the system of primarycomparatives in Homeric and Attic Greek   Carlo Vessella     131
The etymology of Latin adulare   Michiel de Vaan     140
The authority of truth and the origin of [characters not reproducible] and [characters not reproducible] (=Skt. satya- and tutuma-) with an excursus on pre-consonantal laryngeal loss   George Hinge     145
The name of Achilles   Alexander Nikolaev     162
A note on Macedonian [characters not reproducible]   Wojciech Sowa     174
The feet of Greek and Sanskrit verse   Anne Mahoney     179
Bibliography     188

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