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By J. N. Adams

ISBN-10: 1107039770

ISBN-13: 9781107039773

This booklet comprises over fifty passages of Latin from 2 hundred BC to advert 900, every one with translation and linguistic observation. it isn't meant as an user-friendly reader (though appropriate for college courses), yet as an illustrative background 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, relatively in the event that they painting speak, replicate linguistic style and alter higher than texts adhering to classicising norms. the various texts are contemporary discoveries or little recognized. Writing capsules are good represented, as are literary and technical texts right down to the early medieval interval, whilst notable alterations seem. The commentaries establish thoughts, discontinuities and phenomena of lengthy period. Readers will research a lot concerning the variety and improvement of Latin.

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