An Anthology of Informal Latin, 200 BC–AD 900: Fifty Texts by J. N. Adams

By J. N. Adams

This e-book includes over fifty passages of Latin from 2 hundred BC to advert 900, each one with translation and linguistic remark. it isn't meant as an easy reader (though appropriate for college courses), yet as an illustrative heritage of Latin protecting greater than a millennium, with nearly each century represented. traditional histories cite structures out of context, while this paintings provides a feeling of the interval, style, stylistic goals and idiosyncrasies of particular passages. 'Informal' texts, really in the event that they painting speak, mirror linguistic style and alter greater than texts adhering to classicising norms. many of the texts are contemporary discoveries or little recognized. Writing pills are good represented, as are literary and technical texts right down to the early medieval interval, while amazing adjustments seem. The commentaries determine suggestions, discontinuities and phenomena of lengthy period. Readers will examine a lot concerning the variety and improvement of Latin.

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