The Blackwell History of the Latin Language

The Blackwell History of the Latin Language

James Clackson


this article uses modern paintings in linguistics to supply updated observation at the improvement of Latin, from its prehistoric origins within the Indo-European language relations, throughout the earliest texts, to the construction of the Classical Language of Cicero and Vergil, and examines the influence of the unfold of spoken Latin during the Roman Empire.

  • The first booklet in English in additional than 50 years to supply entire assurance of the background of the Latin language
  • Gives a whole account of the transformation of the language within the context of the increase and fall of old Rome
  • Presents updated observation at the key linguistic issues
  • Makes use of rigorously chosen texts, a lot of that have just recently come to light
  • Includes maps and word list in addition to totally translated and annotated pattern texts that illustrate the various levels of the language
  • Accessible to readers and not using a formal wisdom of Latin or linguistics

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