ISBN-10: 144434336X

ISBN-13: 9781444343366

A better half to the Latin Language provides a set of unique essays from foreign 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
• bargains, in one quantity, a close account of alternative literary registers of the Latin language
• Explores the social and political contexts of Latin
• comprises new bills of the Latin language in mild of contemporary linguistic theory
• Supplemented with illustrations masking the improvement of the Latin alphabet

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