New PDF release: A Companion to the Latin Language

By James Clackson

ISBN-10: 1405186054

ISBN-13: 9781405186056

A spouse to the Latin Language provides a suite of unique essays from overseas students that song the improvement and use of the Latin language from its origins to its modern-day usage.

  • Brings jointly contributions from the world over well known classicists, linguists and Latin language specialists
  • Offers, in one quantity, an in depth account of alternative literary registers of the Latin language
  • Explores the social and political contexts of Latin
  • Includes new debts of the Latin language in mild of contemporary linguistic theory
  • Supplemented with illustrations protecting the advance of the Latin alphabet
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49 Distinctive variants of letterforms developed during the Old Latin period. 50 The letter A also developed some striking forms. , . g. g. In the hands of some stonemasons it is nearly horizontal. 9 Graffito from Pompeii. Drawing by Brigette McKenna. Reproduced by permission of Rex E. Wallace, University of Massachusetts Amherst. 54 This script was most suitable for literary papyri. 55 These styles, whether written in ink or incised with a stylus, are usually grouped together under the rubric of Old Roman cursive.

Giacomelli (1963) text 1: soc[iai] “friend,” ceres “Ceres,” arcentelom “of silver,” porded “offered,” karai “dear,” f[if]iqod “made,” eqo “I” = CI, CE, KA, QO, (QV); Giacomelli (1963) text 2: eco “I,” quton “drinking cup” = CO, QV; Giacomelli (1963) text 3: sociai “friend,” kaios “Gaius,” kapena “Capena,” kalketia “Calcetia” = CI, KA, KE; Giacomelli (1963) text 4: eko “I,” kaisiosio “Caesius” = KA, KO. 7). 20 The spelling FH is found in words incised on two Corinthian vases dated to the first quarter of the sixth c.

At roughly the same time Umbrians, who had a century earlier copied the rituals of the Atiedian brotherhood of Iguvium using their native alphabet, now issued a version written in the Latin script (ST Um 1 Vb–VII). In Etruria, members of the same family sometimes had their epitaphs incised in Latin, sometimes in Etruscan, depending on whether they wished to highlight their Roman or Etruscan identity. 67 The Latin inscription was incised in large capital letters across the top of the stone. The Etruscan version was incised in smaller letters beneath the Latin.

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