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Introduction

J. N. Adams, Michael Lapidge, and Tobias Reinhardt

in Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263327
eISBN:
9780191734168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

‘Language’ is given a comprehensive sense in this book. Many of the chapters are not ‘linguistic’ in any formal sense, but are about the skill (or otherwise) of writers in expressing themselves. They ... More


Poeticism in Pre-Conquest Anglo-Latin Prose

Michael Lapidge

in Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263327
eISBN:
9780191734168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is primarily concerned with Anglo-Latin prose: that is to say, Latin prose composed in Anglo-Saxon England between roughly 650 and 1050. It poses the question of the extent to which ... More


Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Tobias Reinhardt, Michael Lapidge, and J. N. Adams (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263327
eISBN:
9780191734168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Twenty chapters from two often-dissociated areas of Latin studies, classical and medieval Latin, examine continuities and developments in the language of Latin prose from its emergence to the twelfth ... More


‘Langues réduites au lexique’? The Languages of Latin Technical Prose

D. R. Langslow

in Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263327
eISBN:
9780191734168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the characteristics of technical prose in some modern languages as well as in Latin. It specifically aims to question the assertion that Latin technical languages are nothing ... More


The Poetics of Fiction: Poetic Influence on the Language of Apuleius’ Metamorphoses

S. J. Harrison

in Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263327
eISBN:
9780191734168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter describes the role of poetic language in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses, and how that role has been differently perceived in Apuleian scholarship. The Metamorphoses is the Apuleian work in ... More


Metrical and Rhythmical Clausulae in Medieval Latin Prose: Some Aspects and Problems

Giovanni Orlandi

in Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263327
eISBN:
9780191734168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The possibility that quantitative clausulae were sought by authors of the Latin literature of the medieval West offers a new means of entering the debate over ‘continuity or discontinuity’ between ... More


The Academical Ass: Apuleius and the Northern Renaissance

Robert H. F. Carver

in The Protean Ass: The Metamorphoses of Apuleius from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199217861
eISBN:
9780191712357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217861.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Apuleian influences in the Renaissance. It is argued that controversy was the common denominator of Apuleian influences in the Renaissance. Platonists used Apuleius in their ... More


Connections in Archaic Latin Prose

J. H. W. Penney

in Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263327
eISBN:
9780191734168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents some of the trends observable in the scanty evidence for early Latin prose that deserve scrutiny and may perhaps shed some light on the development of the classical patterns. ... More


The Metamorphoses of Apuleius: From Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages

Robert H. F. Carver

in The Protean Ass: The Metamorphoses of Apuleius from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199217861
eISBN:
9780191712357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217861.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the Metamorphoses of Apuleius from Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages. From Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages various strategies to accommodate, within a Christian ... More


Epilogue

Robert H. F. Carver

in The Protean Ass: The Metamorphoses of Apuleius from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199217861
eISBN:
9780191712357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217861.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This epilogue begins with a brief discussion of the topics not covered in the preceding chapters. It then describes how Apuleius continues to exert his influence well beyond Milton in England. It ... More


Apuleius in the High Middle Ages

Robert H. F. Carver

in The Protean Ass: The Metamorphoses of Apuleius from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199217861
eISBN:
9780191712357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217861.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Apuleian influence in the Middle Ages. The importance of Monte Cassino in preserving (and providing early responses to) Apuleius' works is discussed. Evidence is presented that ... More


A Lot of Latin and Less Greek: Pathways to a Thousand-Year-Old Forgery

Alfred P. Smyth

in King Alfred the Great

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229896
eISBN:
9780191678936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229896.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter conducts an investigation to look for a late 10th-century writer who had an interest in biography and hagiography, and whose Latin prose showed strong Frankish influences in vocabulary ... More


The Golden Asse of William Adlington (1566)

Robert H. F. Carver

in The Protean Ass: The Metamorphoses of Apuleius from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199217861
eISBN:
9780191712357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217861.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on William Adlington's translation of The Golden Ass. It argues that Adlington gave English readers a reasonably complete, adequately accurate, and eminently readable Ass, ... More


Asinus Redivivus: The Recovery of The Golden Ass

Robert H. F. Carver

in The Protean Ass: The Metamorphoses of Apuleius from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199217861
eISBN:
9780191712357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217861.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the rediscovery of The Golden Ass. Evidence of first-hand acquaintance with The Golden Ass exists from the beginning of the trecento. By the middle of the 14th century, copies ... More


The Antiquarian Ass: Apuleius and the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (1499)

Robert H. F. Carver

in The Protean Ass: The Metamorphoses of Apuleius from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199217861
eISBN:
9780191712357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217861.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (‘The Strife of Love in a Dream of Poliphilo’) — first published in Venice in December 1499 — has long been regarded (particularly by art critics and bibliophiles) as ... More


After Adlington: Apuleius in England (1566–1660)

Robert H. F. Carver

in The Protean Ass: The Metamorphoses of Apuleius from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199217861
eISBN:
9780191712357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217861.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Apuleian influences in England. Topics covered include George Gascoigne's Apuleian sonnets, Apuleian allusions in the works of Ben Jonson, and the Greene-Nashe-Harvery ... More


praetor urbanus – urbanus praetor: some aspects of attributive adjective placement in Latin

David Langslow

in Laws and Rules in Indo‐European

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199609925
eISBN:
9780191741579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609925.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter reviews Marouzeau’s famous opposition of praetor urbanus ‘the urban praetor’ (with postposed determining adjective) vs urbanus praetor ‘an urbane praetor’ (with anteposed qualifying ... More


The Protean Ass: The Metamorphoses of Apuleius from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Robert H. F. Carver

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199217861
eISBN:
9780191712357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217861.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book provides a comprehensive account of the reception of The Golden Ass (or Metamorphoses) of Apuleius, the only work of Latin prose fiction worthy of the name of ‘novel’ to survive intact from ... More


Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

G. O. Hutchinson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Greek literature is divided, like many literatures, into poetry and prose; but in the earlier Roman Empire, 31 BC to AD 300, much Greek (and Latin) prose was written in one organized rhythmic system. ... More


Margaret Alford (5 September 1868–29 May 1951): The Unknown Pioneer

Roland Mayer

in Women Classical Scholars: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198725206
eISBN:
9780191792571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725206.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Margaret Alford (1868–1951) must be counted as a female pioneer in the study of Latin language and literature in British academia. She was the head of the Latin Department at Bedford College, ... More


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