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Blackwell History of the Latin Language (James Clackson Geoffrey Horrocks) Paperback Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007) 9781444339208
Blackwell History of the Latin Language (James Clackson Geoffrey Horrocks) Paperback Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007) 9781444339208
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Title: The Blackwell History of the Latin Language

Author: Clackson, James Geoffrey Horrocks

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2007

Paperback; ISBN: 9781444339208

Volumes: 1; Pages: 352

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This text makes use of contemporary work in linguistics to provide up-to-date commentary on the development of Latin, from its prehistoric origins in the Indo-European language family, through the earliest texts, to the creation of the Classical Language of Cicero and Vergil, and examines the impact of the spread of spoken Latin through the Roman Empire.* The first book in English in more than 50 years to provide comprehensive coverage of the history of the Latin language* Gives a full account of the transformation of the language in the context of the rise and fall of Ancient Rome* Presents up-to-date commentary on the key linguistic issues* Makes use of carefully selected texts, many of which have only recently come to light* Includes maps and glossary as well as fully translated and annotated sample texts that illustrate the different stages of the language* Accessible to readers without a formal knowledge of Latin or linguisticsTable of Contents1 Latin and Indo-European2 The Languages of Italy3 The background to standardisation4 'Old' Latin and its varieties in the period c. 400-150 B.C.5 The road to standardisation: Roman Latin of the 3rd and 2nd centuries B.C.6 Elite Latin in the late Republic and Early Empire7 Sub-Elite Latin in the Empire8 Latin in Late Antiquity and BeyondGlossaryIndex
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