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Multilingualism in the Graeco Roman Worlds

Multilingualism in the Graeco Roman Worlds Author Alex Mullen
ISBN-10 9781107013865
Release 2012-09-06
Pages 389
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This book employs new interdisciplinary approaches to understand multilingualism in the Graeco-Roman worlds, East and West, Classical and medieval.



Language and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Language and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds Author James Clackson
ISBN-10 9781316297803
Release 2015-04-30
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Texts written in Latin, Greek and other languages provide ancient historians with their primary evidence, but the role of language as a source for understanding the ancient world is often overlooked. Language played a key role in state-formation and the spread of Christianity, the construction of ethnicity, and negotiating positions of social status and group membership. Language could reinforce social norms and shed light on taboos. This book presents an accessible account of ways in which linguistic evidence can illuminate topics such as imperialism, ethnicity, social mobility, religion, gender and sexuality in the ancient world, without assuming the reader has any knowledge of Greek or Latin, or of linguistic jargon. It describes the rise of Greek and Latin at the expense of other languages spoken around the Mediterranean and details the social meanings of different styles, and the attitudes of ancient speakers towards linguistic differences.



The Multilingual Experience in Egypt from the Ptolemies to the Abbasids

The Multilingual Experience in Egypt  from the Ptolemies to the Abbasids Author Arietta Papaconstantinou
ISBN-10 9781351885379
Release 2016-12-14
Pages 250
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For over a millennium and a half, Egypt was home to at least two commonly used languages of communication. Although this situation is by no means exceptional in the ancient and medieval worlds, the wealth of documentary sources preserved by Egypt's papyri makes the country a privileged observation ground for the study of ancient multilingualism. One of the greatest contributions of papyri to this subject is that they capture more linguistic registers than other ancient and medieval sources, since they range from very private documents not meant by their author to be read by future generations, to official documents produced by the administration, which are preserved in their original form. This collection of essays aims to make this wealth better known, as well as to give a diachronic view of multilingual practices in Egypt from the arrival of the Greeks as a political force in the country with Alexander the Great, to the beginnings of Abbasid rule when Greek, and slowly also Coptic, receded from the documentary record. The first section of the book gives an overview of the documentary sources for this subject, which for ancient history standards are very rich and as yet under-exploited. The second part contains several case studies from different periods that deal with language use in contexts of varying breadth and scope, from its the ritual use in magic or the liturgy to private letters and state administration.



Southern Gaul and the Mediterranean

Southern Gaul and the Mediterranean Author Alex Mullen
ISBN-10 9781107355026
Release 2013-07-11
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The interactions of the Celtic-speaking communities of Southern Gaul with the Mediterranean world have intrigued commentators since antiquity. This book combines sociolinguistics and archaeology to bring to life the multilingualism and multiple identities of the region from the foundation of the Greek colony of Massalia in 600 BC to the final phases of Roman Imperial power. It builds on the interest generated by the application of modern bilingualism theory to ancient evidence by modelling language contact and community dynamics and adopting an innovative interdisciplinary approach. This produces insights into the entanglements and evolving configurations of a dynamic zone of cultural contact. Key foci of contact-induced change are exposed and new interpretations of cultural phenomena highlight complex origins and influences from the entire Mediterranean koine. Southern Gaul reveals itself to be fertile ground for considering the major themes of multilingualism, ethnolinguistic vitality, multiple identities, colonialism and Mediterraneanization.



Language and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Language and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds Author James Clackson
ISBN-10 9780521192354
Release 2015-04-30
Pages 218
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You are what you speak. What does language tell us about ancient societies and individuals?



Beyond Greek

Beyond Greek Author Denis Feeney
ISBN-10 9780674496040
Release 2016-01-01
Pages 393
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Ancient Roman authors are firmly established in the Western canon, and yet the birth of Latin literature was far from inevitable. The cultural flourishing that eventually produced the Latin classics was one of the strangest events in history, as Denis Feeney demonstrates in this bold revision.



Paul and Ancient Rhetoric

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ISBN-10 9781107073791
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Paul and Ancient Rhetoric has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Paul and Ancient Rhetoric also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Paul and Ancient Rhetoric book for free.



Light from the Ancient East

Light from the Ancient East Author Adolf Deissmann
ISBN-10 UCD:31175000625585
Release 1911
Pages 514
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Light from the Ancient East has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Light from the Ancient East also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Light from the Ancient East book for free.



Bilingualism and the Latin Language

Bilingualism and the Latin Language Author James Noel Adams
ISBN-10 0521817714
Release 2003-01-09
Pages 836
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Surveys cultural, historical, and linguistic questions surrounding the development of bilingualism in the Roman world.



The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology

The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology Author Roger S. Bagnall
ISBN-10 9780199843695
Release 2011-12-01
Pages 712
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Thousands of documentary and literary texts written on papyri and potsherds, in Egyptian, Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Hebrew, and Persian, have transformed our knowledge of many aspects of life in the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds. Here experts provide a comprehensive guide to understanding this ancient documentary evidence.



Bilingualism in Ancient Society

Bilingualism in Ancient Society Author James Noel Adams
ISBN-10 0199245061
Release 2002
Pages 483
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Bilingualism has seen an explosion of work in recent years. This volume introduces classicists, ancient historians, and other scholars interested in sociolinguistics to bilingualism in the ancient Mediterranean. The fifteen chapters cover theoretical and methodological issues and key aspects of the contact between Latin and Greek and among Latin, Greek, and other languages.



Popular Medicine in Graeco Roman Antiquity Explorations

Popular Medicine in Graeco Roman Antiquity  Explorations Author William V. Harris
ISBN-10 9789004326040
Release 2016-09-23
Pages 336
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In Popular Medicine in Graeco-Roman Antiquity: Explorations an international group of scholars aims to give a fresh start to the study of the wide range of practices that people in Antiquity actually engaged in when they were faced with ill health.



Writing and Power in the Roman World

Writing and Power in the Roman World Author Hella Eckardt
ISBN-10 9781108418058
Release 2017-10-31
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This book focuses on the material practice of ancient literacy through a contextual examination of Roman writing equipment.



The Multilingual Internet

The Multilingual Internet Author Susan C. Herring
ISBN-10 9780195304800
Release 2007
Pages 443
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Devoted to analysing internet related CMC in languages other than English, this volume collects 18 new articles on facets of language and internet use, all of which revolve around several central topics: writing systems, the structure and features of local languages and how they affect internet use, gender issues, and so on.



Harry Potter and the Classical World

Harry Potter and the Classical World Author Richard A. Spencer
ISBN-10 9781476621418
Release 2015-07-06
Pages 324
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J.K. Rowling has drawn deeply from classical sources to inform and color her Harry Potter novels, with allusions ranging from the obvious to the obscure. "Fluffy," the vicious three-headed dog in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, is clearly a repackaging of Cerberus, the hellhound of Greek and Roman mythology. But the significance of Rowling's quotation from Aeschylus at the front of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a matter of speculation. Her use of classical material is often presented with irony and humor. This extensive analysis of the Harry Potter series examines Rowling's wide range of allusion to classical characters and themes and her varied use of classical languages. Chapters discuss Harry and Narcissus, Dumbledore's many classical predecessors, Lord Voldemort's likeness to mythical figures, and magic in Harry Potter and classical antiquity--among many topics.



Inter cives necnon peregrinos

Inter cives necnon peregrinos Author Jan Hallebeek
ISBN-10 9783847003021
Release 2014-07-16
Pages 856
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Roman law of antiquity in its broadest sense



The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law

The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law Author Lawrence Solan
ISBN-10 0199572127
Release 2012-03-08
Pages 642
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This book provides a state-of-the-art account of past and current research in the interface between linguistics and law. It outlines the range of legal areas in which linguistics plays an increasing role and describes the tools and approaches used by linguists and lawyers in this vibrant new field. Through a combination of overview chapters, case studies, and theoretical descriptions, the volume addresses areas such as the history and structure of legal languages, its meaning and interpretation, multilingualism and language rights, courtroom discourse, forensic identification, intellectual property and linguistics, and legal translation and interpretation. Encyclopedic in scope, the handbook includes chapters written by experts from every continent who are familiar with linguistic issues that arise in diverse legal systems, including both civil and common law jurisdictions, mixed systems like that of China, and the emerging law of the European Union.