The Latin Language and its Research History

Symposion

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Are you familiar with these two books:

L. R. Palmer, The Latin Language.

D. Reynolds - N. G. Wilson, Scribes and Scholars. A Guide to the Transmission of Greek and Latin Literature (4. edition 2013).

What do you think about them?
 

Issacus Divus

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I don't.
 

Big Horn

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Are you familiar with these two books:

L. R. Palmer, The Latin Language.

D. Reynolds - N. G. Wilson, Scribes and Scholars. A Guide to the Transmission of Greek and Latin Literature (4. edition 2013).

What do you think about them?
These are both marvelous books. Palmer provides an excellent overview in the development of Latin. It is a permanent reference work in my library. Palmer has written a similar work on Greek which I recommend as well.

Scribes and Scholars is a masterpiece. Not only a very sound treatment but a spellbinding story of some fascinating men who devoted their lives to the work of textual transmission. It's an adventure story for intellectuals.

I recommend N. G. Wilson's Scholars of Byzantium and From Byzantium to Italy: Greek Studies in the Italian Renaissance to complete the story.

http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2018/2018-03-57.html
 
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