[PDF] Varro author Wolfgang David Cirilo de Melo AUTHOR Wolfgang David Cirilo de Melo
Is by current standards pre scientific is actually uite often in agreement with modern etymology while his morphology also has much in common with a modern approach focusing on the uestion of how regular language is and providing arguments against and in favour of regularity Detailed discussions of these and other of Varro's linguistic
ideas are brought to the fore in the exhaustive commentary in Volume II which also are brought to the fore in the exhaustive commentary in Volume II which also much needed light on the work's textual problems cultural background and distinctive Varronian style and will be indispensible to scholars and students of both classics and linguisti. Ansmitted in other authorsThe present two volumes aim to provide a comprehensive treatment of this highly technical text in a new critical edition accompanied by a clear accurate translation and full commentary In Volume I an introductory study outlines Varro's life and works analysing his own linguistic usage and setting his insights about language in their historical and intellectual context His etymology and morphology are contrasted with our own modern
Methods Yielding Important And yielding important and surprising insights into how an educated Roman looked at the history of his own language although his etymology.
characters Varro author Wolfgang David Cirilo de MeloMarcus Terentius Varro 116 27 BC was the greatest polymath of the Roman republic During his lifetime he authored several hundred books and though many of them dealt with linguistic topics the De lingua Latina 'On the Latin language' the first large scale linguistic treatment of Latin was by far his most significant work Originally
consisting of twenty five volumes one introductory followed by six on etymology six on morphology and twelve on syntax only booksof twenty five volumes one introductory followed by six on etymology six on morphology and twelve on syntax only books 10 treating etymology and morphology have come down us in a or less complete form though a fair Number Fragments Of Other Volumes Have Been Tr. of fragments of other volumes have been tr.