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Latin grammarians on the Latin accent : the transformation of Greek grammatical thought

Author: Philomen Probert
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019.
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This book offers a fresh perspective on a long-standing debate about the value of Latin grammarians writing about the Latin accent: should the information they give us be taken seriously, or was it  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Probert, Philomen.
Latin Grammarians on the Latin accent.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philomen Probert
ISBN: 0198841604 9780198841609
OCLC Number: 1059553690
Description: xxiii, 321 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: FrontmatterList of Figures and TablesGeneral AbbreviationsAncient Authors and Works, with Editions UsedSymbols Used in the Presentation of Texts and Translations1: Introduction2: Some History of Scholarship: An Unhelpful Question and Some Helpful Ones2.1: Pitch or stress?2.2: Why 'pitch or stress' is an unhelpful question2.3: Some helpful questions2.3.1: An accent on the final syllable of prepositions and relative pronoun forms?2.3.2: An accent on the syllable before an enclitic?2.3.3: An acute/circumflex contrast?2.4: Questions that will not be pursued in this book3: Ancient Greek Theory of Prosody: Some Relevant Characteristics3.1: Ancient terms and concepts for Greek accentuation3.2: Two levels of description3.3: 'Natural accents' as abstract entities3.4: A second function for 'natural accents'3.5: Discussion of accents in texts3.6: Alternative descriptions of the same facts3.7: Distinctions can be reinterpreted as abstract4: Latin Proclitics I: Late Antique Grammarians4.1: Approach one: one level of description4.2: Approach two: on an abstract level proclitics obey the 'penultimate law'4.3: Approach three: an acute on the final syllable, on an abstract level4.4: Latin is not Greek: challenges for approach three4.4.1: The scope of the lulling rule4.4.2: Proclitics with a long final vowel4.4.3: Proclitics before enclitics4.5: Conclusions5: Latin Proclitics II: Earlier Stages of the Tradition5.1: P.Sorb. inv. 2069 on unde5.1.1: Excursus: indefinite words in Priscian5.1.2: P.Sorb. inv. 2069 and Priscian on unde: a comparison5.2: Aulus Gellius5.3: Velius Longus5.4: Quintilian5.5: Remmius Palaemon5.6: Conclusions6: que, ue, ne, ce: Latin Grammarians on Enclitics6.1: Approach one: one level of description6.2: Approach two: a forward shift of accent6.3: Approach three: one accent shifts forward and one is lost6.4: Approach four: the second accent shifts backwards and the first is lost6.5: When is que not an enclitic?6.6: Enclitics after prepositions6.7: Latin grammarians on que, ue, ne, ce: a summary6.8: Whether to take the grammarians' principle seriously6.8.1: Further evidence for the linguistic reality of the pair itaque ~ itaque6.9: How far back can we trace the tradition?6.9.1: The common source of Diomedes and Donatus6.9.2: Varro6.9.3: Early Latin?7: Latin Vowel Length7.1: Loss of distinctive vowel quantity in Latin7.2: Vowel length in late antique Latin grammarians8: The Latin Circumflex8.1: When did Greek acutes and circumflexes stop sounding different?8.2: Early stages of the acute/circumflex distinction in the Latin grammatical tradition8.2.1: Cicero8.2.2: Varro8.2.3: Vitruvius8.2.4: Quintilian8.2.5: Aulus Gellius8.2.6: Early stages of the tradition: a summary8.3: Late antique grammarians on Latin words that deviate from the penultimate law8.3.1: Grecizing accents on final syllables8.3.2: Accents on final syllables of apocopated and syncopated forms8.3.3: Wrong accents8.3.4: Abstract accents8.3.5: ergo 'for the sake of'8.3.6: insula8.3.7: Deviations from the penultimate law: a summary8.4: The circumflex debate: a proposed resolution8.5: A footnote: late antique grammarians and the 'slow' accent9: 'For the sake of a distinction'?9.1: pone9.2: ergo9.3: Aeneid I. 329.4: Valeri9.5: Conclusions10: ConclusionsEndmatterReferencesIndex
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