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The Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana

The Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries

  • Date Published: May 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781107085084

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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 two-volume set makes the Colloquia accessible for the first time by combining a new edition, translation and commentary with a groundbreaking, comprehensive study of their origins. It is clearly written and will interest students, non-specialists and professional scholars alike.

    • Provides the first modern edition of the Colloquia
    • Presents the first translation of the Colloquia ever made into any modern language
    • The first major study of the Colloquia in over a century, allowing a better understanding of many related topics, including ancient education, ancient bilingualism and aspects of everyday life in the ancient world
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2015
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781107085084
    • dimensions: 286 x 215 x 41 mm
    • weight: 2.25kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume I:
    1. Introduction
    2. Colloquia Monacensia-Einsidlensia
    3. Colloquium Leidense-Stephani
    4. Colloquium Stephani
    5. Appendix: comparison of capitula sections
    Concordance with earlier editions
    Volume II:
    1. Colloquium Harleianum
    2. Colloquium Montepessulanum
    3. Colloquium Celtis
    4. 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.

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