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Latin forms of address : from Plautus to Apuleius

Author: Eleanor Dickey
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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A lively and engaging study of Roman culture and Latin literature as reflected in the system of address, based on a corpus of 15,441 addresses from literary and non-literary sources. A valuable resource for Latin teachers and active users of the language; the text will be enjoyed even by those with no prior knowledge of Latin. - ;How did Romans address their children, their parents, their slaves, and their patrons?  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Dickey, Eleanor.
Latin forms of address.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)166625054
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Dickey
ISBN: 9780191553912 0191553913 1281341673 9781281341679
OCLC Number: 316324270
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
Description: 1 online resource (414 pages)
Contents: List of Tables; Introduction; Part I. Addresses; Part II. Interactions; Glossary; Usage Tables; Editions of Ancient Texts; Abbreviations for Modern Works and Collections; References; Indices.
Responsibility: Eleanor Dickey.

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A lively and engaging study of Roman culture and Latin literature as reflected in the system of address, based on a corpus of 15,441 addresses from literary and non-literary sources. A valuable resource for Latin teachers and active users of the language; the text will be enjoyed even by those with no prior knowledge of Latin. - ;How did Romans address their children, their parents, their slaves, and their patrons? When one Roman called another 'dearest', 'master', 'brother', 'human being', 'executioner', or 'soft little cheese', what did these terms really mean and why? This book brings to be.

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