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grammar, grammarians, Latin

R. A. Kaster.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 1015 words.

The Romans came to study their own language only late, under the impulse of Hellenistic philosophy; the Greek influence was permanent and is clearly indicated by the calques that constitute much of...

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Vulgar Latin

Roger Wright.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online April 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 3487 words.

The language of the Roman Empire, spoken and written, was Latin. Like all languages spoken over a wide area for a long time, it varied greatly. Since the arrival of sociolinguistics in the 1960s, it...

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