A few days ago, the Classics Blog, Sententiae Antiquae, had a lovely piece on how language, grammar, and gender often intersect. A man marries, a woman gets married, but what about divorce & adultery? Rachel Aubrey investigates.
There is a lot of significant work on Ancient Greek that came out in the 19th century. Some of it was by native Greek speakers. The challenge is that during that period, the politics of language in Greece was a source of constant debate and argument. Many times the ancient language was used as a... Continue Reading →
Nobody would be shocked to hear that native speakers know their language really well. They speak it natively after all. Everything that you could imagine to put in a reference grammar, they already have all of that knowledge in their heads. So when a bible professor decides to write up an argument online for why... Continue Reading →
James Clackson, the classisist/historical linguist, recently published on book on sociolinguistics in Ancient Greek & Rome: Language and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds. I'm a little surprised that I hadn't seen is before. I try to stay up on these things. Publishers blurb: Texts written in Latin, Greek and other languages provide ancient... Continue Reading →
I came across, this morning, a new monograph on the impact of the Hellenistic Period in Asia. The Hellenistic Far East: Archæology, Language, and Identity in Greek Central Asia by Rachel Mairs. From the publisher: In the aftermath of Alexander the Great’s conquests in the late fourth century B.C., Greek garrisons and settlements were established across Central... Continue Reading →