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The Blackwell History of the Latin Language.

Author: James Clackson; Geoffrey Horrocks
Publisher: Chicester : John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text makes use of contemporary work in linguistics to provide up-to-date commentary on the development of Latin, from its prehistoric origins in the Indo-European language family, through the earliest texts, to the creation of the Classical Language of Cicero and Vergil, and examines the impact of the spread of spoken Latin through the Roman Empire. The first book in English in more than 50 years to provide  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Clackson; Geoffrey Horrocks
ISBN: 9781444393583 1444393588
OCLC Number: 811500806
Description: 1 online resource (554 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title Page; Title Page; Copyright; Preface; Chapter I: Latin and Indo-European; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 The IE Language Family; 1.3 Reconstructed PIE; 1.4 Latin and IE; 1.5 The Position of Latin within the IE family; References; Chapter II: The Languages of Italy; 2.1 Latin and the Languages of Italy; 2.2 The Central-Italian Koiné, 700-400 BC; 2.3 The Sabellian Languages; 2.4 Sabellian and Latin; References; Chapter III: The Background to Standardization; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 How and Why Standard Languages Develop; 3.3 The Roman Context; 3.4 Conclusion; References. Chapter IV: 'Old' Latin and its Varieties in the Period c.400-150 BC4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Some Characteristic Markers of 'Old Latin'; 4.3 An Example: The Columna Rostrata; 4.4 Dialectal Variation in Latin in the Period c.400-c.150 BC; 4.5 Conclusion; References; Chapter V: The Road to Standardization: Roman Latin of the Third and Second Centuries BC; 5.1 The Typology of Roman Inscriptions; 5.2 Dated Roman Inscriptions of the Third and Second Centuries BC; 5.3 Two Undated Inscriptions: The Scipio Epitaphs CIL I2 6/7 and I2 8/9. 5.4 Dated Inscriptions of the Second Century: The Official Latin of Senatusconsulta5.5 Carmina and their Impact on Early Latin Prose; 5.6 Early Latin Poetry; 5.7 Conclusion; References; Chapter VI: Elite Latin in the Late Republic and Early Empire; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 The Encounter with Greek; 6.3 Cicero; 6.4 Development and Selection; 6.5 A General Overview of Classical Literary Latin; 6.6 Conclusion; References; Chapter VII: Sub-Elite Latin in the Empire; 7.1 Introduction: The spread of Latin; 7.2 Bilingualism; 7.3 The Homogeneity of Spoken Latin. 7.4 Four Individuals Speaking and Writing Latin in the Early EmpireReferences; Chapter VIII: Latin in Late Antiquity and Beyond; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Latin, Romance and Proto-Romance; 8.3 From Latin to Romance; 8.4 Latin and Christianity in the Late Roman Empire; 8.5 Latin after the Collapse of the Roman Empire; References; Glossary; The International Phonetic Alphabet (revised to 2005); Bibliography of Reference and Other Works; Index.

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