Language and Society in the Greek and Roman WorldsLanguage and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds



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 ...

Author: James Clackson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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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.

Language and Society in the Greek and Roman WorldsLanguage and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds



Most of the historical evidence for this period comes from texts written in two of the major languages of the Mediterranean in the period, Greek and Latin, and much of this book will be concerned with evidence for ancient societies ...

Author: James Clackson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521192354

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You are what you speak. What does language tell us about ancient societies and individuals?

Warfare in the Roman WorldWarfare in the Roman World



Roman Law in Context, by David Johnston 978 0 521 63046 7 (hardback) 978 0 521 63961 3 (paperback) Religions of the ... 978 1 107 04127 1 (hardback) 978 1 107 66929 1 (paperback) Language and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds, ...

Author: A. D. Lee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107014282

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Thematic treatment of the broader impact of warfare in the Roman world, integrating Late Antiquity alongside the Republic and Principate.

Empire and Political Cultures in the Roman WorldEmpire and Political Cultures in the Roman World



Space and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds, by Michael Scott 9781 107 009158 (hardback) 978 1 10740150 1 (paperback) Studying Gender in Classical Antiquity, by Lin Foxhall 9780 521 553186 (hardback) 9780521 557399 (paperback) The ...

Author: Emma Dench

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108696005

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This book evaluates a hundred years of scholarship on how empire transformed the Roman world, and advances a new theory of how the empire worked and was experienced. It engages extensively with Rome's Republican empire as well as the 'Empire of the Caesars', examines a broad range of ancient evidence (material, documentary, and literary) that illuminates multiple perspectives, and emphasizes the much longer history of imperial rule within which the Roman Empire emerged. Steering a course between overemphasis on resistance and overemphasis on consensus, it highlights the political, social, religious and cultural consequences of an imperial system within which functions of state were substantially delegated to, or more often simply assumed by, local agencies and institutions. The book is accessible and of value to a wide range of undergraduate and graduate students as well as of interest to all scholars concerned with the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.

Slaves and Slavery in Ancient GreeceSlaves and Slavery in Ancient Greece



Roman Law in Context, by David Johnston 978 0 521 63046 7 (hardback) 978 0 521 63961 3 (paperback) Religions of the ... 978 1 107 04127 1 (hardback) 978 1 107 66929 1 (paperback) Language and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds, ...

Author: Sara Forsdyke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107032347

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Recovers the voices, experiences and agency of enslaved people in ancient Greece.

Studies in Greek LexicographyStudies in Greek Lexicography



Clackson, James (2015), Language and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds, Cambridge. Christidis, Anastasios-Foivos (ed.) (2007), A History of Ancient Greek: From the Beginnings to Late Antiquity, Cambridge. Cotton, Hanna M./Hoyland, ...

Author: Georgios K. Giannakis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110622744

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This volume presents nineteen studies by specialists in the field of Greek lexicography. A number of papers deal with historical aspects of Greek lexicography covering all phases of the language, i.e. ancient, medieval and modern, as well as the interrelations of Greek to neighboring languages. In addition, other papers address more formal issues, such as morphological, semantic and syntactic problems that are relevant to the study of Greek lexicography, as well as the study of individual words. Finally, in one study the problem of technical linguistic terminology is addressed along with the methodological, epistemological and other issues relating to the particular problem. The work is of special interest to scholars on the long standing problems of diachronic semantics, historical morphology and word formation, and to all those interested in etymology and the study of words of the Greek language.

The Language of Roman LettersThe Language of Roman Letters



(2009), “Cornelius Fronto: a “Libyan nomad” at Rome', Acta Classica, 52, 47–7I. Clackson, J. (2015a), Language and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds (Cambridge). (2OI5b), 'Latinitas, EAAnvioués and standard languages', Studi e Saggi ...

Author: Olivia Elder

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108480161

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Explores in depth how bilingualism in the correspondence of elite Romans illuminates their lives, relationships and identities.

Body Language in the Greek and Roman WorldsBody Language in the Greek and Roman Worlds



The volume seeks to apply a sense of history as well as of theory in interpreting non-verbal communication.

Author: Douglas Cairns

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781910589649

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A distinguished cast of scholars discusses models of gesture and non-verbal communication as they apply to Greek and Roman culture, literature and art. Topics include dress and costume in the Homeric poems; the importance of looking, eye-contact, and face-to-face orientation in Greek society; the construction of facial expression in Greek and Roman epic; the significance of gesture and body language in the visual meaning of ancient sculpture; the evidence for gesture and performance style in the texts of ancient drama; the erotic significance of feet and footprints; and the role of gesture in Roman law. The volume seeks to apply a sense of history as well as of theory in interpreting non-verbal communication. It looks both at the cross-cultural and at the culturally specific in its treatment of this important but long-neglected aspect of Classical Studies.

Italy Before RomeItaly Before Rome



In Ancient Italy: Regions without Boundaries, edited by Guy Bradley, Elena Isayev, and Corinna Riva, 179–223. Exeter: Exeter University Press. Clackson, James. 2015. Language and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds.

Author: Katherine McDonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429628061

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This book brings together sources translated from a wide variety of ancient languages to showcase the rich history of pre-Roman Italy, including its cultures, politics, trade, languages, writing systems, religious rituals, magical practices, and conflicts. This book allows readers to access diverse sources relating to the history and cultures of pre-Roman Italy. It gathers and translates sources from both Greek and Latin literature and ancient inscriptions in multiple languages and gives commentary to highlight areas of particular interest. The thematic organisation of this sourcebook helps readers to make connections across languages and communities, and showcases the interconnectedness of ancient Italy. This book includes maps, a timeline, and guides to further reading, making it accessible to students and other readers who are new to this subject. Italy Before Rome is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students, including those who have not studied the ancient world before. It is also intended to be useful to researchers approaching this material for the first time, and to university and schoolteachers looking for an overview of early Italian sources.