Learning Latin and Greek from Antiquity to the Present

Learning Latin and Greek from Antiquity to the Present

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This volume provides a unique overview of the broad historical, geographical and social range of Latin and Greek as second languages. It elucidates the techniques of Latin and Greek instruction across time and place, and the contrasting socio-political circumstances that contributed to and resulted from this remarkably enduring field of study. Providing a counterweight to previous studies that have focused only on the experience of elite learners, the chapters explore dialogues between center and periphery, between pedagogical conservatism and societal change, between government and the governed. In addition, a number of chapters address the experience of female learners, who have often been excluded from or marginalized by earlier scholarship.form of these languages corresponded to the dialects that people spoke on the streets?13 For centuries now the model of fluency in Greek and Latin has ... manner of a Greek or Roman author (so-called prose or verse composition), or to use great linguistic ingenuity to make these ... is illustrated by the case of Robert Graves (1895a€“1985), the soldier, classical scholar, novelist, poet (and poet laureate).

Title:Learning Latin and Greek from Antiquity to the Present
Author:Elizabeth P. Archibald, William Brockliss, Jonathan Gnoza
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2014-11-30


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