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Title: Colloquial and Literary Latin
Author: Dickey, Eleanor Anna Chahoud (eds)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2010
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521513951
Volumes: 1; Pages: 534
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What is colloquial Latin? What can we learn about it from Roman literature, and how does an understanding of colloquial Latin enhance our appreciation of literature? This book sets out to answer such questions, beginning with examinations of how the term "colloquial" has been used by linguists and by classicists (and how its Latin equivalents were used by the Romans) and continuing with exciting new research on colloquial language in a wide range of Latin authors. Each chapter is written by a leading expert in the relevant area, and the material presented includes new editions of several texts. The Introduction presents the first account in English of developments in the study of colloquial Latin over the last century, and throughout the book findings are presented in clear, lucid, and jargon-free language, making a major scholarly debate accessible to a broad range of students and non-specialists.ContentsPreface David Langslow1. Introduction Eleanor Dickey2. Colloquial language in linguistic studies James Clackson3. Roman authors on colloquial language Rolando Ferri and Philomen Probert4. Idiom(s) and literariness in classical literary criticism Anna Chahoud5. Preliminary conclusions Eleanor Dickey6. Possessive pronouns in Plautus Wolfgang David Cirilo de Melo7. Greeting and farewell expressions as evidence for colloquial language: between literary and epigraphical texts Paolo Poccetti8. Colloquial and literary language in early Roman tragedy Hilla Halla-aho and Peter Kruschwitz9. The fragments of Cato's Origines John Briscoe10. Hyperbaton and register in Cicero J. G. F. Powell11. Notes on the language of Marcus Caelius Rufus Harm Pinkster12. Syntactic colloquialism in Lucretius Tobias Reinhardt13. Campaigning for utilitas: style, grammar and philosophy in C. Iulius Caesar Andreas Willi14. The style of the Bellum Hispaniense and the evolution of Roman historiography Jan Felix Gaertner15. Grist to the mill: the literary uses of the quotidian in Horace, Satire 1.5 Richard F. Thomas16. Sermones deorum: divine discourse in Virgil's Aeneid Stephen Harrison17. Petronius' linguistic resources Martti Leiwo18. Parenthetical remarks in the Silvae Kathleen Coleman19. Colloquial Latin in Martial's Epigrams Nigel Kay20. Current and ancient colloquial in Gellius Leofranc Holford-Strevens21. Forerunners of Romance -mente adverbs in Latin prose and poetry Brigitte Bauer22. Late sparsa collegimus: the influence of sources on the language of Jordanes Giovanbattista Galdi23. The tale of Frodebert's Tail Danuta Shanzer24. Colloquial Latin in the insular Latin scholastic colloquia? Michael Lapidge25. Conversations in Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica Michael Winterbottom.