Etymology and Grammatical Discourse in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

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This study focuses on the uses of the grammatical concept of etymologia in primarily Latin writings from the early Middle Ages. Etymologia is a fundamental procedure and discursive strategy in the philosophy and analysis of language in early medieval Latin grammar, as well as in Biblical exegesis, encyclopedic writing, theology, and philosophy. Read through the frame of poststructuralist analysis of discourse and the philosophy of science, the procedure of the ars grammatica are interpreted as overlapping genres (commentary, glossary, encyclopedia, exegesis) which use different verbal or extraverbal criteria to explain the origins and significations of words and which establish different epistemological frames within which an etymological account of language is situated. The study also includes many translations of heretofore untranslated passages from Latin grammatical and exegetical writings.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
ix
Abbreviations
xi
Prelude
1
1. Etymology and Discourse in Late Antiquity
15
1.1 Etymological Strategies of Intervention
19
1.2 Varro's Etymological Model
24
1.3 The Critique of ‘Etymologia’ from Plato to Augustine
31
2. Technical and Exegetical Grammar Before Isidore
57
2.1 Etymology and Technical Grammar from Donatus to Priscian
59
2.2 Sacred Onomastics and Christian Grammar
82
2.3 Augustine, Jerome, and Glossography
100
2.4 Grammatical Criticism: the Aeneid and the Bible
118
3. Isidore of Seville and the Etymological Encyclopedia
133
3.1 Definitions and Concepts of ‘Etymologia’
136
3.2 The Grammatical Model
147
3.3 Origines verborum
158
3.4 Origines rerum
165
4. The Text of Early Medieval Grammar
173
4.1 Vocation and Grammar
177
4.2 An Interlude of Virgilius Maro Grammaticus
197
4.3 Technical Grammar, Encyclopedias, and Dialectic
207
Postlude
251
References
255
Index
277
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  88007616