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Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose$
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Tobias Reinhardt, Michael Lapidge, and J. N. Adams

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263327

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.001.0001

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The Language and Style of the Fragmentary Republican Historians

The Language and Style of the Fragmentary Republican Historians

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(p.52) (p.53) The Language and Style of the Fragmentary Republican Historians
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Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose
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J. Briscoe

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.003.0003

This chapter starts by describing the nature of the evidence of the language and style of the fragmentary republican historians. It also refers to a number of usages which are absent, or virtually absent, from Cicero and Caesar: some of these are found in Latin – primarily, of course, in poetry – of a time before that of the historian concerned, while others occur for the first time in the author in question. The chapter specifically discusses archaisms and neologisms. It also reports the successors of Cato I. The verbatim fragments of L. Cassius Hemina, Q. Fabius Maximus Servilianus, L. Calpurnius Piso, C. Fannius and Cn. Gellius, L. Coelius Antipater, Sempronius Asellio, Q. Claudius Quadrigarius, Valerius Antias, L. Cornelius Sisenna, and C. Licinius Macer are then explored. The surviving longer fragments, with a few exceptions, exhibit a simple sentence structure, with a minimum of subordination.

Keywords:   L. Cassius Hemina, Fabius Maximus Servilianus, L. Calpurnius Piso, C. Fannius, Cn. Gellius, L. Coelius Antipater, Sempronius Asellio, Q. Claudius Quadrigarius, Valerius Antias, L. Cornelius Sisenna

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