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Latin Grammarians on the Latin Accent: The Transformation of Greek Grammatical Thought

Philomen Probert

Abstract

Latin Grammarians on the Latin Accent offers a fresh perspective on a long-standing debate about the value of Latin grammarians writing about the Latin accent: should the information they give us be taken seriously, or should much of it should be dismissed as copied mindlessly from Greek sources? This book focuses on understanding the Latin grammarians on their own terms: what do they actually say about accents, and what do they mean by it? Careful examination of Greek and Latin grammatical texts leads to a better understanding of the workings of Greek grammatical theory on prosody, and of its ... More

Keywords: Latin, Greek, ancient grammarians, Latin accent, Greek accent, accent, stress, prosody, Latin grammarians, Greek grammarians

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198841609
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198841609.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philomen Probert, author
Professor of Classical Philology and Linguistics and Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Oxford
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