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

By J. N. Adams

This booklet comprises over fifty passages of Latin from 2 hundred BC to advert 900, each one with translation and linguistic statement. it's not meant as an hassle-free reader (though appropriate for college courses), yet as an illustrative historical past of Latin overlaying greater than a millennium, with nearly each century represented. traditional histories cite buildings out of context, while this paintings offers a feeling of the interval, style, stylistic goals and idiosyncrasies of particular passages. 'Informal' texts, rather in the event that they painting speak, replicate linguistic type and alter higher than texts adhering to classicising norms. a number of the texts are contemporary discoveries or little identified. Writing pills are good represented, as are literary and technical texts all the way down to the early medieval interval, whilst awesome adjustments look. The commentaries establish suggestions, discontinuities and phenomena of lengthy period. Readers will study a lot concerning the range and improvement of Latin.

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