The Regional Diversification of Latin 200 BC AD 600

This is the most comprehensive treatment ever undertaken of the regional diversification of Latin throughout its history in the Roman period.

Author: J. N. Adams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139468812

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Classical Latin appears to be without regional dialects, yet Latin evolved in little more than a millennium into a variety of different languages (the Romance languages: Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese etc.). Was regional diversity apparent from the earliest times, obscured perhaps by the standardisation of writing, or did some catastrophic event in late antiquity cause the language to vary? These questions have long intrigued Latinists and Romance philologists, struck by the apparent uniformity of Latin alongside the variety of Romance. This book, first published in 2007, establishes that Latin was never geographically uniform. The changing patterns of diversity and the determinants of variation are examined from the time of the early inscriptions of Italy, through to late antiquity and the beginnings of the Romance dialects in the western Roman provinces. This is the most comprehensive treatment ever undertaken of the regional diversification of Latin throughout its history in the Roman period.


An Anthology of Informal Latin 200 BC AD 900

AN AN THOLOGY OF INFORMAL LAT IN, 200 BC – A D 9 00 Fifty Texts with Translations and Linguistic Commentary This book contains ... The Regional Diversification of Latin 200 BCAD 600 (Cambridge 2007) and Social Variation and the Latin ...

Author: J. N. Adams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316673251

Category: Foreign Language Study

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This book contains over fifty passages of Latin from 200 BC to AD 900, each with translation and linguistic commentary. It is not intended as an elementary reader (though suitable for university courses), but as an illustrative history of Latin covering more than a millennium, with almost every century represented. Conventional histories cite constructions out of context, whereas this work gives a sense of the period, genre, stylistic aims and idiosyncrasies of specific passages. 'Informal' texts, particularly if they portray talk, reflect linguistic variety and change better than texts adhering to classicising norms. Some of the texts are recent discoveries or little known. Writing tablets are well represented, as are literary and technical texts down to the early medieval period, when striking changes appear. The commentaries identify innovations, discontinuities and phenomena of long duration. Readers will learn much about the diversity and development of Latin.

Written Space in the Latin West 200 BC to AD 300

... The Latin Sexual Vocabulary. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. —(2003), Bilingualism and the Latin Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. —(2007), The Regional Diversification of Latin 200 BCAD 600.

Author: Gareth Sears

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441161627

Category: History

Page: 288

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This volume explores the creation of 'written spaces' through the accretion of monumental inscriptions and non-official graffiti in the Latin-speaking West between c.200 BC and AD 300. The shift to an epigraphic culture demonstrates new mentalities regarding the use of language, the relationship between local elites and the population, and between local elites and the imperial power. The creation of both official and non-official inscriptions is one of the most recognisable facets of the Roman city. The chapters of this book consider why urban populations created these written spaces and how these spaces in turn affected those urban civilisations. They also examine how these inscriptions interacted to create written spaces that could inculcate a sense of 'Roman-ness' into urban populations whilst also acting as a means of differentiating communities from each other. The volume includes new approaches to the study of political entities, social institutions, graffiti and painting, and the differing trajectories of written spaces in the cities of Roman Africa, Italy, Spain and Gaul.

Rhetorik in Mittelalter und Renaissance

James Noel Adams, The Regional Diversification of Latin 200 BCAD 600, Cambridge 2007, und zu Formen literarischer Diversität in der Vormoderne Jörg Wesche, Literarische Diversität. Abweichungen, Lizenzen und Spielräume in der ...

Author: Georg Strack

Publisher: Herbert Utz Verlag

ISBN: 3831609519

Category: Rhetoric, Medieval

Page: 487

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The Oxford Latin Syntax

Petronius and new non - literary Latin , in József Herman and Hannah Rosén ( eds ) , 11-23 . Adams , James N. ( 2003b ) . ... The Regional Diversification of Latin , 200 BC - AD 600. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press .

Author: Harm Pinkster

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199230560

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This second volume of a two-volume work applies contemporary linguistic theories and the findings of traditional grammar to the study of Latin syntax. It the first full-scale treatment of its kind in English, and contains extensive examples from literary and non-literary sources including Plautus and Cicero.

Oxford Latin Syntax

'Greek interference in Egyptian Latin', Oxford University Working Papers in Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics 11: 1–4. Adams, James N. (2007). The Regional Diversification of Latin, 200 BCAD 600. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Author: Harm Pinkster

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191060089

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1104

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In this book, the first full-scale work of its kind in English, Harm Pinkster applies contemporary linguistic theories and the findings of traditional grammar to the study of Latin syntax. He takes a non-technical and principally descriptive approach, based on literary and non-literary texts dating from c.250 BC to c.450 AD. The book contains a wealth of examples to illustrate the grammatical phenomena under discussion, many of them from the works of Plautus and Cicero, alongside extensive references to other sources of examples such as the Oxford Latin Dictionary and the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae. This first volume focuses on the simple clause. It begins with an introduction to the sources used and to the approaches and conventions adopted, followed by a description of the basic grammatical concepts. Further chapters offer a thorough account of the features of the Latin simple clause, including verb frames, active vs passive mood, sentence type, negation, and the noun phrase, among many others.

Early and Late Latin

Latin Linguistics in the Early 21st Century: Acts of the 16th International Colloquium on Latin Linguistics, Uppsala, ... (2007), The Regional Diversification of Latin, 200 BCAD 600 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Author: J. N. Adams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107132258

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 360

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This book focuses on the continuity between the documented stages in the history of Latin and its development into Romance.

The Cambridge Companion to Catullus

The Regional Diversification of Latin 200 BCAD 600. Cambridge (2013). Social Variation and the Latin Language. Cambridge (2016). An Anthology of Informal Latin 200 BC – AD 900. Cambridge (forthcoming). Asyndeton and Latin Literature.

Author: Ian Du Quesnay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107193567

Category: History

Page: 320

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Comprehensive coverage, accessible to students and non-specialists, of one of the most popular poets of classical antiquity.

Gargilius Martialis The Agricultural Fragments

... CQ53: 530–75 (2005) 'The accusative + infinitive and dependent quod-/quia-clauses: the evidence of non-literary Latin and Petronius', in Kiss et al. (2005) 195–206 (2007) The regional diversification of Latin: 200 bcad 600.

Author: James L. Zainaldin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108607330

Category: History

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In the third century CE, the North African polymath, soldier, and provincial official Q. Gargilius Martialis (died 260) wrote a treatise on the cultivation and medical use of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. The agricultural part of this work survives in a fragmentary state in a single manuscript. Despite this impediment, the agricultural writings are noteworthy for the clear marks both of their meticulous research and of the application of independent judgement and experience. Gargilius furthermore presents his advice in a stylized and literary form that strives for elegance through the use of prose rhythm, rhetorical variatio, and figurative language. The fragments will be valuable for those interested in ancient agriculture, in Greco-Roman authorship on the technai or artes, and in the history and sociolinguistics of Latin. This volume offers a new edition and the first English translation of Gargilius' agricultural fragments as well as an introduction and full-scale commentary.