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A natural history of Latin

Author: Tore Janson; Merethe Damsgård Sørensen; Nigel Vincent
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The author charts the expansion of Latin in the classical world, its renewed importance in the Middle Ages, and its survival into modern times. He shows its central role in European history and culture and, by judicious quotation of phrases and texts, describes how spoken and written Latin changed and evolved in different places. He ends with a summary of Latin grammar and lists of Latin words and phrases still in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tore Janson; Merethe Damsgård Sørensen; Nigel Vincent
ISBN: 0199263094 9780199263097 9780199214051 0199214050
OCLC Number: 56454564
Language Note: Translation of: Latin : kulturen, historien, språket. Stockholm : Wahlström and Widstrand, 2002.
Notes: Translation of: Latin : kulturen, historien, språket. Stockholm : Wahlström and Widstrand, 2002.
Description: x, 305 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. Latin and the Romans --
pt. II. Latin and Europe --
pt. III. About the grammar --
pt. IV. Basic vocabulary --
pt. V. Common phrases and expressions.
Other Titles: Latin.
Responsibility: Tore Janson ; translated and adapted into English by Merethe Damsgård Sørensen and Nigel Vincent.
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Tells the history of Latin from its origins. This book offers persuasive arguments for its value and gives access to its fascinating worlds. It describes how Latin spread through the classical world,  Read more...

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