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Tue Dec 17 2002

Books: Historical Linguistics: Dickey

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  1. bartonm, Latin Forms of Address: Dickey

Message 1: Latin Forms of Address: Dickey

Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 16:59:30 +0000
From: bartonm <>
Subject: Latin Forms of Address: Dickey

Title: Latin Forms of Address
Subtitle: From Plautus to Apuleius
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press		 
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Author: Eleanor Dickey, Columbia University 

Hardback: ISBN: 0199242879, Pages: 434 pp, Price: $ 65.00

How did Romans address their children, their parents, their slaves,
and their patrons? When one Roman called another "dearest," "master,"
"brother," "human being," "executioner," or "soft little cheese," what
did these terms really mean and why? This book brings to bear on such
questions a corpus of 15,441 addresses spanning four centuries, drawn
from literary prose, poetry, letters, inscriptions, ostraca, and
papyri and analyzed using recent work in sociolinguistics. Including a
glossary of the 500 most common addresses and quick-reference tables
explaining the rules of usage, this original and highly readable work
will be enjoyed even by those with no prior knowledge of Latin.

Lingfield(s): Anthropological Linguistics
		Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Latin (Language Code: LTN)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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