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Published: 27 August 2019

352 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198841609

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Latin Grammarians on the Latin Accent

The Transformation of Greek Grammatical Thought

Philomen Probert

  • Offers a new and fresh angle on the long-standing debates over the sound of Latin and the value of Latin grammarians' writings on the Latin accent, making a valuable contribution to both the history of linguistics and classical scholarship
  • Draws on careful analysis of both Greek and Latin grammatical texts and focuses on understanding the Latin grammarians on their own terms
  • Deploys the author's knowledge of Greek grammatical thought on prosody to provide relevant background to the Latin tradition and the ways in which Greek ideas were taken up and transformed
  • Includes English translations of all ancient languages, ensuring accessibility to readers with backgrounds in both classics and linguistics, regardless of language familiarity