The Blackwell History of the Latin Language
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Blackwell History of the Latin Language by James Clackson
Book DescriptionThis 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 linguistics
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405162098
(238mm x 167mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author James Clackson
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Companion to the Latin Language, Hardback (August 2011)
For a dead language, Latin has achieved an elevated stature unmatched by few living languages -- its cultural cachet evidenced through countless terms and phrases utilized in Western law, medicine, and science.
Blackwell History of the Latin Language, Paperback (November 2010)
The Blackwell History of the Latin Language charts 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.
Indo-European Linguistics, Paperback (October 2007)» View all books by James Clackson
A clear introductory textbook on the study of Indo-European languages, with glossary, discussion points, and exercises.
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Author Biography - James Clackson
James Clackson is University Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of The Linguistic Relationship between Armenian and Greek (1994), Indo-European Linguistics: An Introduction (2007), as well as articles on classical and Indo-European philology. Geoffrey Horrocks is Professor of Comparative Philology at Cambridge. He is the author of Space and Time in Homer (1981), Generative Grammar (1987), Greek: A History of the Language and its Speakers (1997), as well as of many articles on the history and structure of Greek from antiquity to the present day; he is also co-editor of Themes in Greek Linguistics (1998) and Studies in Greek Syntax (1999).
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