De Lingua Latina X

A new critical text and English translation with prolegomena and commentary

| Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin
ISBN 9789027245731 (Eur) | EUR 105.00
ISBN 9781556196225 (USA) | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027276087 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
De Lingua Latina X has never been so courageously edited nor so daringly translated as in this long-awaited sequel to Taylor’s Declinatio (SiHoLS 2). The editor’s intimate familiarity with both the extant archetype and Varro’s unique linguistic theory and practice make this volume indispensable for an understanding of LL X, one of the most important texts in the entire corpus of Latin grammatical writings. The stimulating Prolegomena introduce Varro, his revolutionary language science, book ten, and both the manuscript and the editorial traditions, and the Commentary explains in absorbing detail how and why the editor has set the text as he has. The world’s foremost Varro scholar of this day has successfully combined classical philology and the history of linguistics to produce an inspired new edition and novel translation of book ten of Varro’s magnum opus.
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“Book 10 contains Varro‘s most theoretical statements about the workings of language, his explanation of how one can reasonably construct an account of linguistic regularity, particularly in the declension of nouns. As T. brings out in his introduction and at various points in his commentary, Varro made some remarkable discoveries and proposals.”
“Eine neue Ausgabe gerade dieses zehnten Buchs war seit langem ein Desiderat nicht nur für die klassische Philologie, sondern auch für die Erforschung der Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft.
[...] Ingesamt hat Taylor mit seiner Ausgabe Maßstäbe für weitere editorische Arbeit an Varros “De lingua Latina” gesetzt.[...] Weiteren sprachwissenschaftsgeschichtlichen Untersuchungen ist mit Taylor’s Ausgabe dew Weg geebnet.”
“[...] a welcome contribution to Varronian scholarship in general but particularly to the history of language science in Antiguity.”
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  96045587 | Marc record