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A Companion to the Latin Language

Edited by: James Clackson
eISBN: 9781405186056
Print publication date: 2011


Subject Classics

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405186056.2011.x

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A Companion to the Latin Language

Latin, the lingua franca of the ancient Romans, flourished long after the demise of the mighty empire. In fact, for a “dead” language, Latin went on to achieve an elevated stature unmatched by few living languages – its cultural cachet evidenced through countless terms and phrases utilized in Western law, medicine, religion, and science. To celebrate this extraordinary legacy, A Companion to the Latin Language offers a comprehensive account of the evolution of Latin from its Indo-European origins to its modern-day usage. Internationally renowned classicists, linguists, and Latin language specialists offer contributions on topics such as Latin language sources; the linguistic structure of Latin; the idioms and styles characteristic of a range of Latin literary registers; and the social and political contexts of the language.

Unmatched in breadth of coverage and scholarly rigor, A Companion to the Latin Language presents the most thorough and up-to-date consideration of the rich complexities and enduring legacy of the Latin language available today.

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Clackson, James (ed). A Companion to the Latin Language. Blackwell Publishing, 2011. Blackwell Reference Online. 27 February 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781405186056_9781405186056>



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