Blackwell History of the Latin Language by James Clackson
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Blackwell History of the Latin Language
By James Clackson

The Blackwell History of the Latin Language

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Blackwell History of the Latin Language by James Clackson

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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 linguistics

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405162098
ISBN-10: 1405162090
Format: Hardback
(238mm x 167mm x 24mm)
Pages: 336
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

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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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