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The Resource The language of Roman letters : bilingual epistolography from Cicero to Fronto, Olivia Elder, Alex Mullen, (electronic resource)

The language of Roman letters : bilingual epistolography from Cicero to Fronto, Olivia Elder, Alex Mullen, (electronic resource)

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The language of Roman letters : bilingual epistolography from Cicero to Fronto
Title
The language of Roman letters
Title remainder
bilingual epistolography from Cicero to Fronto
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Olivia Elder, Alex Mullen
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Language
eng
Summary
Roman letters demonstrate that language has imperium: the power to resolve problems, to negotiate relationships and to construct identities. This book combines sociolinguistic and historical approaches to explore how that power is deployed by the bilingual elite of the Roman Republic and Empire, offering the first systematic analysis of Greek code-switches in the letters of Cicero, Pliny, Marcus Aurelius and Fronto and in the Lives of Suetonius. Greek was a subtle tool within Latin epistolary communication, and an analysis of letter writers' bilingual practices reveals their manipulation of language to manage relationships between peers and across hierarchical or political divides, uncovering the workings of politics and society. Comparative analysis of Roman and modern code-switching contributes to the debate on how bilingual strategies in letters evolve and how they relate to oral and literary language. The language of letters illuminates the Roman world and its entanglements with Greek language and culture
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Elder, Olivia
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1982-
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Mullen, Alex
Series statement
Cambridge classical studies
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  • Latin letters
  • Code switching (Linguistics)
  • Multilingualism
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The language of Roman letters : bilingual epistolography from Cicero to Fronto, Olivia Elder, Alex Mullen, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Language and life in letters -- A Roman conversation? : code-switching in diachronic context -- Republic of letters: the politics of Cicero's epistolary code-switching -- Imperial relations: Greek and the lingua romana of Fronto and friends -- The language of letters and beyond: Greek in Suetonius' biographies -- Weaving together the threads: epistolary connections -- Appendix: functions of the code-switches
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ssib039786134
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 333 pages)
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108647649
Isbn Type
(ebook)
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digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib039786134
Label
The language of Roman letters : bilingual epistolography from Cicero to Fronto, Olivia Elder, Alex Mullen, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 04 Oct 2019)
Contents
Language and life in letters -- A Roman conversation? : code-switching in diachronic context -- Republic of letters: the politics of Cicero's epistolary code-switching -- Imperial relations: Greek and the lingua romana of Fronto and friends -- The language of letters and beyond: Greek in Suetonius' biographies -- Weaving together the threads: epistolary connections -- Appendix: functions of the code-switches
Control code
ssib039786134
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 333 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108647649
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib039786134

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