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The Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana

Volume 2. Colloquium Harleianum, Colloquium Montepessulanum, Colloquium Celtis, and Fragments

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  • Date Published: February 2015
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107065390

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  • The Colloquia are manuals written to help ancient Greeks and Romans get around in each other's languages; they contain examples of how to conduct activities like shopping, banking, visiting friends, hosting parties, taking oaths, winning lawsuits, using the public baths, having fights, making excuses and going to school. They thus offer a unique glimpse of daily life in the early Roman Empire and are an important resource for understanding ancient culture. They have, however, been unjustly neglected because until now there were no modern editions of the texts, no translations into any modern language, and little understanding of what the Colloquia are and where they come from. This book completes the task begun by Volume 1 of making the Colloquia accessible for the first time, presenting a new edition, translation and commentary of the remaining surviving texts. It is clearly written and will interest students, non-specialists and professional scholars alike.

    • Provides the first modern edition of these particular Colloquia
    • Presents the first translation of these Colloquia ever made into any modern language
    • Provides the first commentary on these Colloquia, helping readers to understand the difficult portions of the texts and synthesising the work of other modern scholars
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    Awards

    • Winner, 2016 Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit, Society for Classical Studies

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    • Date Published: February 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107065390
    • length: 356 pages
    • dimensions: 287 x 219 x 21 mm
    • weight: 1.19kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus. 20 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Colloquium Harleianum: Introduction to the Colloquium Harleianum
    Text, translation, and critical apparatus
    Commentary
    Part II. Colloquium Montepessulanum: Introduction to the Colloquium Montepessulanum
    Text, translation, and critical apparatus
    Commentary
    Part III. Colloquium Celtis: Introduction to the Colloquium Celtis
    Text, translation, and critical apparatus
    Commentary
    Part IV. Related Texts
    Indices to Volumes I and II.

  • Editor

    Eleanor Dickey, University of Reading
    Eleanor Dickey is Professor of Classics at the University of Reading. She has published widely on the Latin and Greek languages and the ways in which they were studied in antiquity, including Greek Forms of Address (1996), Latin Forms of Address (2002) and Ancient Greek Scholarship (2007). She also has extensive experience of teaching elementary languages, both Greek and Latin, and has brought to bear on her understanding of ancient language-teaching materials both that experience in general and specific tests of the Colloquia on modern students. In 2014 Professor Dickey was elected as a Fellow of the British Academy.

    Awards

    • Winner, 2016 Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit, Society for Classical Studies

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