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Multilingualism in the Graeco-Roman worlds

Author: Alex Mullen; Patrick James
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Through words and images employed both by individuals and by a range of communities across the Graeco-Roman worlds, this book explores the complexity of multilingual representations of identity. Starting with the advent of literacy in the Mediterranean, it encompasses not just the Greek and Roman empires but also the transformation of the Graeco-Roman world under Islam and within the medieval mind. By treating a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Mullen; Patrick James
ISBN: 9781107013865 1107013860
OCLC Number: 786002576
Language Note: In English; occasional phrases in Ancient Greek and Latin with English translations.
Description: xvii, 389 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Multiple languages, multiple identities / Alex Mullen --
Language maintenance and language shift in the Mediterranean world during the Roman Empire / James Clackson --
Why did Coptic fail where Aramaic succeeded? Linguistic developments in Egypt and the Near East after the Arab conquest / Arietta Papaconstantinou --
Language contact in the pre-Roman and Roman Iberian peninsula : direct and indirect evidence / Oliver Simkin --
Complaints of the natives in a Greek dress : the Zenon Archive and the problem of Egyptian interference / Trevor Evans --
Linguae sacrae in ancient and medieval sources : an anthropological approach to ritual language / Alderik Blom --
Typologies of translation techniques in Greek and Latin: Latin elticis : catelticis = Greek [helktikē : kathektikē] / David Langslow --
Greek in early medieval Ireland / Pádraic Moran --
An habes linguam Latinam? Non tam bene sapio : views of multilingualism from the early medieval West / Paul Russell --
Towards an archaeology of bilingualism : on the study of Greek-Coptic education in late antique Egypt / Scott Bucking --
Neo-Punic and Latin inscriptions in Roman North Africa : function and display / Andrew Wilson --
Cultures as languages and languages as cultures / Robin Osborne.
Responsibility: edited by Alex Mullen and Patrick James.
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This book employs new interdisciplinary approaches to understand multilingualism in the Graeco-Roman worlds, East and West, Classical and medieval.  Read more...

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