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grammar, grammarians, Latin  

R. A. Kaster

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Dec 2015
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 ... More

Terentius Varro, Marcus  

R. A. Kaster

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Mar 2016
Marcus Terentius Varro, (116–27 bce), was born at *Reate, in the Sabine territory (see sabini) NE of Rome. After studying at Rome with L. *Aelius, the first true scholar of Latin literature and ... More

Vulgar Latin  

Roger Wright

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Apr 2018
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 ... More

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