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Corpus Christianorum
Lingua Patrum (CCLP 8)

The Latin of the Grammarians
Reflections about Language in the Roman World

R. Ferri, A. Zago (eds.)
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453 p., 3 b/w ill., 155 x 245 mm, 2016
ISBN: 978-2-503-56627-6
Languages: Italian, English, French
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What Roman grammarians can tell us about their language from a modern linguistic perspective
What can Roman grammarians tell us about their language from a modern linguistic perspective? This book brings together scholars interested in Roman grammarians from a variety of areas, from manuscript research to modern sociolinguistics and the history of Latin. Their combined effort tries to elicit a wide-ranging, comparative picture of cutting edge research on Roman grammar, with special focus on the Roman grammarians' perception of linguistic change in Latin, sociopragmatic variation, and linguistic interference from Greek. Grammarians were not simply transmitters of rules: they also spoke the language of their times and were alert to social and pragmatic variations of usage, and at the same time reflected the formation of new Latin standards different from the language of the syllabus authors (Pompeius, Consentius, Medieval authors of artes grammaticae).
Rolando Ferri is Professor of Latin at the University of Pisa. He has worked on Horace and Senecan tragedy, Vulgar and Spoken Latin, Politeness theory and Pragmatics of ancient languages, and bilingual glossaries. Anna Zago is Post-Doc Researcher at the University of Pisa. She has published on Apuleius and the grammarian Pompeius Maurus and is preparing a new edition of Pompeius's Commentum Donati, book III, with a commentary.
Table of Contents

Anna Chahoud
VARRO’S LATIN AND VARRO ON LATIN

Wolfgang D. C. de Melo
WHAT IS THE MIDDLE DECLENSION IN VARRO, DE LINGUA LATINA 10, 71? A NEW INTERPRETATION OF AN OLD EMENDATION

Federico Biddau
LE FONTI LETTERARIE DI INTERESSE ORTOGRAFICO E IL LORO VALORE

Lorenzo Filipponio
TRA MUSICA E GRAMMATICA: LO STATUTO DELLA FONETICA NELLA GRAMMATICOGRAFIA CLASSICA

Giovanna Marotta
SYLLABAE, SYLLABARUM DIVISIO ET COMMUNES SYLLABAE
AMBIGUITÀ PROSODICA TRA FONOLOGIA E METRICA NEI GRAMMATICI LATINI

Javier Uría
NOMEN AN ADVERBIUM? LATIN GRAMMARIANS ON THE ADVERB

Alessandro Garcea
CHARISIUS’SCHEMATA DIANOEAS: A UNICUM BETWEEN GRAMMAR, RHETORIC, AND LITERATURE

Ernesto Stagni
CARISIO E ISIDORO INTERPOLATO, I CAPITOLI DELLE FIGURE: NOVITÀ SULLA TRADIZIONE MANOSCRITTA

Maria Chiara Scappaticcio
TRA DECLINATIONES VERBORUM ED HERMENEUMATA: LE FLESSIONI VERBALI GRECO-LATINE SU PAPIRO

Eleanor Dickey
THE AUTHORSHIP OF THE GREEK VERSION OF DOSITHEUS’ GRAMMAR AND WHAT IT TELLS US ABOUT THE GRAMMAR’S ORIGINAL USE

Rolando Ferri
AN ANCIENT GRAMMARIAN’S VIEW OF HOW THE SPOKEN LANGUAGE WORKS. PRAGMALINGUISTIC OBSERVATIONS IN DONATUS’ COMMENTUM TERENTII

Tommaso Mari
I METAPLASMI IN CONSENZIO

Anna Zago
IOTACISM IN THE LATIN GRAMMARIANS

Frédérique Biville
POLYPHONIE ENONCIATIVE CHEZ PRISCIEN

Michela Rosellini
NOTE SUL LATINO DI PRISCIANO: CONTENUTI DIDATTICI E SCRITTURA

Luigi Munzi
LE ARTES GRAMMATICAE FRA LATINO, ROMANZO E ALTOTEDESCO

Review
« Doté d’une bibliographie finale ainsi que d’un index très détaillé des passages et des sujets, ce volume, très soigné, constitue incontestablement un ouvrage de référence. Il contient quantité d’idées neuves qui devraient conduire à des développements ultérieurs. » (Bruno Rochette, in The Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2016.10.48)
Series Branch:
Corpus Christianorum
Corpus Christianorum Texts and Studies
Lingua Patrum
Interest Classification:
Classics, Ancient History, Oriental Studies
Latin language
History of the Latin language
Medieval Latin language

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