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Latin Language and Latin Culture

From Ancient to Modern Times

Latin Language and Latin Culture by Joseph Farrell
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The Latin language is popularly imagined in a number of specific ways: as a masculine language, an imperial language, a classical language, a dead language. This book considers the sources of these metaphors and analyses their effect on how Latin literature is read. It argues that these metaphors have become idées fixes not only in the popular imagination but in the formation of Latin studies as a professional discipline. By reading with and more commonly against these metaphors, the book offers a different view of Latin as a language and as a vehicle for cultural practice. The argument ranges over a variety of texts in Latin and texts about Latin produced by many different sorts of writers from antiquity to the twentieth century.
Cambridge University Press; February 2001
164 pages; ISBN 9780511034480
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Title: Latin Language and Latin Culture
Author: Joseph Farrell
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Glossberg Chair: Joseph FarrellUPENN AlmanacDr. Farrell is a professor of classical studies who specializes in Latin literature ...