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Latin Language and Latin Culture: From Ancient to Modern Times (Joseph Farrell) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2001) 9780521776639
Latin Language and Latin Culture: From Ancient to Modern Times (Joseph Farrell) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2001) 9780521776639
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Title: Latin Language and Latin Culture: From Ancient to Modern Times

Author: Farrell, Joseph

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2001

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521776639

Volumes: 1; Pages: 162

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The Latin language is popularly imagined in a number of specific ways: as a masculine language, an imperial language, a classical language, a dead language. This book considers the sources of these metaphors and analyzes their effect on how Latin literature is read. By reading with and more commonly against these metaphors, the book offers a different view of Latin as a language and as a vehicle for cultural practice. The argument ranges over a variety of texts in Latin and texts about Latin from antiquity to the twentieth century.Contents1. The nature of Latin culture2. The poverty of our ancestral speech3. The gender of Latin4. The life-cycle of dead languages5. The voices of Latin culture
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