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Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose (Tobias Reinhardt Michael Lapidge, J N Adams (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2006) 9780197263327
Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose (Tobias Reinhardt Michael Lapidge, J N Adams (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2006) 9780197263327
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Title: Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Author: Reinhardt, Tobias Michael Lapidge, J N Adams (eds)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2006

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780197263327

Volumes: 1; Pages: 450

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Twenty articles from two often dissociated areas of Latin studies, classical and medieval Latin, examine continuities and developments in the language of Latin prose from its emergence to the twelfth century. Language is not understood in a narrowly philological or linguistic sense, but as encompassing the literary exploitation of linguistic effects and the influence of formal rhetoric on prose. Key themes explored throughout the volume are the use of poetic diction in prose, archaism, sentence structure, and bilingualism. Papers cover a comprehensive range of material including studies of individual works, groups of authors such as the Republican historians, prose genres such as the ancient novel or medieval biography, and linguistic topics such as the use of connectives in archaic Latin or prose rhythm in medieval Latin. The diversity of approaches displayed from an international array of experts will make this an essential resource for all those interested in Latin language and literature.ContentsIntroduction, J. N. Adams, Michael Lapidge, and Tobias ReinhardtConnections in Archaic Latin Prose, J. H. W. PenneyLanguage and Style of the Fragmentary Republican Historians, J. BriscoeThe Bellum Africum, J. N. AdamsHair, Hegemony, and Historiography: Caesar's Style and its Earliest Critics, Christina Shuttleworth KrausCicero's Adaptation of Legal Latin in the De legibus, J. G. F. PowellLanguage of Epicureanism in Cicero: The Case of Atomism, Tobias ReinhardtPope's Spider and Cicero's Writing, G. O. HutchinsonThe Impracticability of 'Kunstprosa', R. G. MayerPoetic Influence on Prose: The Case of the Younger Seneca, H. M. HineThe Language of Pliny the Elder, Harm PinksterOmisso speciosiore stili genere, D. R. RussellThe Poetics of Fiction: Poetic Influence on the Languages of Apuleius' Metamorphoses, S. J. Harrison'Langues rduites au lexique'? The Languages of Latin Technical Prose, D. R. LangslowOf Tours and Poetry: Prose into Verse and Verse into Prose, Danuta ShanzerPoeticism in Pre-Conquest Anglo-Latin Prose, Michael LapidgeThe Varieties of Bede's Prose, Richard SharpeTranslator's Latin, Carlotta DionisottiRealistic Writing in the Tenth Century:: Gerhard of Ausburg's Vita S. Uodalrici, Walter BerschinWilliam of Malmesbury and the Latin Classics Revisited, R. M. ThomsonMetrical and Rhythmical Clausulae in Medieval Latin Prose: Some Aspects and Problems, Giovanni Orlandi
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