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Published: 21 March 2019

1,360 Pages


ISBN: 9780199659739

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Varro: De lingua Latina

Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary

Wolfgang David Cirilo de Melo

  • Two-volume set
  • Presents the first comprehensive treatment of the entire remaining text of the De lingua Latina, comprising a new critical edition of books 5-10 and the surviving fragments, a full translation, and a detailed linguistic commentary
  • Provides a middle ground between excessive conjectures and acceptance of corrupt passages, drawing on fresh assessment of the manuscript tradition and discussing difficult textual choices in the critical apparatus
  • Sets Varro and his ideas in their historical and intellectual context in an authoritative yet accessible introductory study, which will be of benefit to both classicists and linguists
  • Offers a comparative discussion of ancient and modern etymological and morphological approaches, enabling readers to assess Varro's methods in light of current linguistic thought
  • Includes detailed textual and linguistic discussion in the chapter-by-chapter commentary, helping readers to navigate the highly technical treatise

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