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Published: 21 November 2002

494 Pages


ISBN: 9780199245062

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Bilingualism in Ancient Society

Language Contact and the Written Text

Edited by J. N. Adams, Mark Janse, and Simon Swain

  • Although the evidence for bilingualism in antiquity is immense, it has, so far, been under-exploited
  • Language contact intruded into virtually every aspect of ancient life, for example, literature, philosophy, the law, medicine, provincial administration, the army, magic, and trade

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