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Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Tobias Reinhardt, Michael Lapidge, and J. N. Adams


Twenty chapters from two often-dissociated areas of Latin studies, classical and medieval Latin, examine continuities and developments in the language of Latin prose from its emergence to the twelfth century. Language is not understood in a narrowly philological or linguistic sense, but as encompassing the literary exploitation of linguistic effects and the influence of formal rhetoric on prose. Key themes explored throughout this book are the use of poetic diction in prose, archaism, sentence structure, and bilingualism. Chapters cover a comprehensive range of material including studies of in ... More

Keywords: Latin studies, classical Latin, medieval Latin, Latin prose, linguistic effects, formal rhetoric, poetic diction, archaism, sentence structure, bilingualism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780197263327
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tobias Reinhardt, editor
Fellow and Tutor in Classics, Somerville College, University of Oxford

Michael Lapidge, editor
Emeritus Fellow, Clare College, University of Cambridge; Fellow of the British Academy

J. N. Adams, editor
Senior Research Fellow in Classics, All Souls College, University of Oxford; Fellow of the British Academy

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