foreign language, especially the classical languages. For here the learning is indeed prescriptive. Students must learn the rules governing how Romans and Greeks said things in order to translate what they said into English.
Author: Peter L. Corrigan
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
Category: Foreign Language Study
The study of classical languages by earlier generations of English-speaking students was greatly facilitated by the study of English grammar in the schools, a tradition now out of favor but one that emphasized precisely the concepts, terms, and constructions needed for the study of Greek and Latin. A Student Handbook of Latin and English Grammar offers a student-friendly comparative exposition of English and Latin grammatical principles that will prove a valuable supplement to a wide range of beginning Latin textbooks as well as a handy reference for those continuing on to upper-level courses.
According to Camden , he was the first Saxon that wrote in the Latin language , both in prose and verse ; and he composed a book for the instruction of his countrymen on the prosody of that language . Venerable Bede gives the following ...
A Student Handbook of Greek and English Grammar offers a student-friendly comparative exposition of English and ancient Greek grammatical principles that will prove a valuable supplement to a wide range of beginning Greek textbooks as well ...
Author: Robert Mondi
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company
Category: English language
The study of classical languages by earlier generations of English-speaking students was greatly facilitated by the study of English grammar in the schools, a tradition now out of favor but one that emphasized precisely the concepts, terms, and constructions needed for the study of Greek and Latin. Recent classical language textbooks, while presuming little or no grammatical sophistication on the part of their students, often provide little more by way of remediation than definitions of grammatical terminology. A Student Handbook of Greek and English Grammar offers a student-friendly comparative exposition of English and ancient Greek grammatical principles that will prove a valuable supplement to a wide range of beginning Greek textbooks as well as a handy reference for those continuing on to upper-level courses.
We hope the book will also serve students of medieval history and of the multiple linguistic and literary ... The very fact that medieval Latin itself was increasingly a learned “second” language interrupts in instructive ways the ...
Author: Ralph Hexter
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The twenty-eight essays in this Handbook represent the best of current thinking in the study of Latin language and literature in the Middle Ages. The insights offered by the collective of authors not only illuminate the field of medieval Latin literature but shed new light on broader questions of literary history, cultural interaction, world literature, and language in history and society. The contributors to this volume--a collection of both senior scholars and gifted young thinkers--vividly illustrate the field's complexities on a wide range of topics through carefully chosen examples and challenges to settled answers of the past. At the same time, they suggest future possibilities for the necessarily provisional and open-ended work essential to the pursuit of medieval Latin studies. While advanced specialists will find much here to engage and at times to provoke them, this handbook successfully orients non-specialists and students to this thriving field of study. The overall approach of The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Latin Literature makes this volume an essential resource for students of the ancient world interested in the prolonged after-life of the classical period's cultural complexes, for medieval historians, for scholars of other medieval literary traditions, and for all those interested in delving more deeply into the fascinating more-than-millennium that forms the bridge between the ancient Mediterranean world and what we consider modernity.
Under the head of Logic , Candidates are recommended to study the following subjects : — The nature and origin of knowledge ; The relation of language to thought ; The history of Logic in Greece to the time of Aristotle inclusive ...
A Handbook for Students Scottish Classics Group. Introduction Traditional Latin grammar books were designed mainly to help students produce correct Latin when translating passages of English into Latin . Those grammar books were usually ...
Author: Scottish Classics Group
Publisher: Longman Schools Division (a Pearson Education Company)
Category: Latin language
This text is intended to help those students who have progressed beyond introductory course books to translate from Latin into English. There are explanations of each Latin construction, graded exercises, plus notes and exercises on Latin words and usages which cut across several constructions.
About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.
Author: Thomas Clark
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Category: Foreign Language Study
Excerpt from The Students Handbook of Comparative Grammar: Applied to the Sanskrit, Zend, Greek, Latin, Gothic, Anglo-Saxon, and English Languages It is also obvious that what makes language itself more intelligible will render important service in philo sophical and ethical enquiries. But it is in the acquisition and teaching of lan guages that Comparative Grammar will be found most extensively useful. It has been already applied to the Greek and Latin grammars; and it will not long be possible for anyone to teach them satisfactorily who has not at least made himself familiar with its leading principles. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
HANDBOOK TO LIFE IN RENAISSANCE EUROPE LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE HANDBOOK TO LIFE IN RENAISSANCE EUROPE LITERATURE ... learned writers during the 15th and 16th centuries truly believed that only Latin would prevail as a literary language.
Author: Sandra Sider
Publisher: Handbook to Life
The word renaissance means rebirth, and the most obvious example of this phenomenon was the regeneration of Europe's classical Roman roots. The Renaissance began in northern Italy in the late 14th century and culminated in England in the early 17th century. Emphasis on the dignity of man (though not of woman) and on human potential distinguished the Renaissance from the previous Middle Ages. In poetry and literature, individual thought and action were prevalent, while depictions of the human form became a touchstone of Renaissance art. In science and medicine the macrocosm and microcosm of the human condition inspired remarkable strides in research and discovery, and the Earth itself was explored, situating Europeans within a wider realm of possibilities. Organized thematically, the Handbook to Life in Renaissance Europe covers all aspects of life in Renaissance Europe: History; religion; art and visual culture; architecture; literature and language; music; warfare; commerce; exploration and travel; science and medicine; education; daily life.
Paul Mattei was a student at the École Normale Supérieure de Saint- Cloud, and then Agrégé des Lettres and Professor of Latin Language and Literature at the Université Lumière (Lyon 2). He is a visiting professor at the Istituto ...
Author: H. A. G. Houghton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"The Introduction provides an overview of the history of the Latin Bible, with a summary of the contents of each chapter in this Handbook and the rationale for their arrangement. It then discusses the terminology for referring to the Latin Bible, along with a mini-glossary of specialist terms in manuscript and textual studies which appear in the chapters. The principal editions of the Latin Bible are introduced, along with other resources for its study such as book series and databases. Finally, the conventions for the Handbook are explained, such as spelling practices for Latin and proper nouns"--
The first Latin-language description of Chinese is Martino Martini's Grammatica linguae Sinensis (Grammar of the Chinese ... himself a recent student of Manchu in 1676–1677, composed a grammatical description of this “language of the ...
Author: Sarah Knight
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
From the dawn of the early modern period around 1400 until the eighteenth century, Latin was still the European language and its influence extended as far as Asia and the Americas. At the same time, the production of Latin writing exploded thanks to book printing and new literary and cultural dynamics. Latin also entered into a complex interplay with the rising vernacular languages. This Handbook gives an accessible survey of the main genres, contexts, and regions of Neo-Latin, as we have come to call Latin writing composed in the wake of Petrarch (1304-74). Its emphasis is on the period of Neo-Latin's greatest cultural relevance, from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Its chapters, written by specialists in the field, present individual methodologies and focuses while retaining an introductory character. The Handbook will be valuable to all readers wanting to orientate themselves in the immense ocean of Neo-Latin literature and culture. It will be particularly helpful for those working on early modern languages and literatures as well as to classicists working on the culture of ancient Rome, its early modern reception and the shifting characteristics of post-classical Latin language and literature. Political, social, cultural and intellectual historians will find much relevant material in the Handbook, and it will provide a rich range of material to scholars researching the history of their respective geographical areas of interest.