The Blackwell History of the Latin Language

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John Wiley & Sons, 23/05/2011 - 336 páginas
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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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James Clackson is University Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of The Linguistic Relationship between Armenian and Greek (1994), Indo-European Linguistics: An Introduction (2007), as well as articles on classical and Indo-European philology.

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

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