A group for the philology (including epigraphy, papyrology, and text criticism) and linguistics of Ancient Greek, Latin, and related languages.
Entry ‘Aristophanes: Clouds’, in: The Literary Encyclopedia (published version)
Entry ‘Sophocles: Philoctetes’, in: The Literary Encyclopedia (published version)
Elodie Paillard deposited Entry ‘Ancient Greek Theatre in Italy’ in: The Literary Encyclopedia (published version) in the group Classical Philology and Linguistics on Humanities Commons 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Entry ‘Ancient Greek Theatre in Italy’ in The Literary Encyclopedia (published version)
This article proposes a new understanding of the etymology of histrio. It is likely that it originally came from Greek histor, as has been demonstrated by Szemerényi 1975. However, the conclusions presented by this scholar must be slightly revised, in particular the distinction he establishes between histrio and ludius. While the second word has…[Read more]
Johann Joachim Winckelmann not only idealized Greek Classical art, but also the whole ancient Classical Greek world in a way that went well beyond what could be envisaged as historical knowledge. His influence on the history of contemporary literature and on classical scholarship, however, is not an obvious topic to scrutinize, since he was almost…[Read more]
While analysing lexical data of Western Kho-Bwa languages of the Sino-Tibetan or Trans-
Himalayan family with the help of a computer-assisted approach for historical language
comparison, we observed gaps in the data where one or more varieties lacked forms for certain
concepts. We employed a new workflow, combining manual and automated steps,…[Read more]
Tiago Tresoldi deposited Computer-Assisted Language Comparison in Practice. Tutorials on Computational Approaches to the History and Diversity of Languages. Volume II in the group Classical Philology and Linguistics on Humanities Commons 3 months, 3 weeks ago
This document summarizes all contributions to the blog “Computer-Assisted Language Comparison in Practice” from 2019, online also available under https://calc.hypotheses.org.
Workshop presentation about reconstruction of sounds preserved only in marginal daughter languages attested later than the earliest daughters
Martin Joachim Kümmel deposited Uvular stops or a glottal fricative? Theory and data in recent reconstructions of PIE “laryngeals” in the group Classical Philology and Linguistics on Humanities Commons 4 months, 1 week ago
Discussion of recent new proposals for the reconstruction of the PIE sounds called “laryngeals”
When comparing the more than 7000 human language varieties spoken today, one encounters a huge diversity in all domains of language, ranging from phonology via morphology up to syntax and pragmatics. In the seminar, we explored how language diversity can be studied empirically. In order to do so, we looked at linguistic approaches to the study of…[Read more]
This is the first page only. Full article is available at https://doi.org/10.3764/aja.124.4.0523 (JSTOR subscription required) or https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/310940 (open access).
A wide variety of edits can be identified in the Linear B administrative documents from Mycenaean Greece. The writers of these documents…[Read more]
Richard Pollard deposited Instances of argumentative and Golden Age Latin present in Augustine’s Soliloquies in the group Classical Philology and Linguistics on Humanities Commons 5 months, 1 week ago
A glossary of words and turns of phrase from Augustine’s Soliloquies which were derived from Classical Latin authors. The aim of this glossary is to shed more light on the strong Ciceronian and Golden Age Latin influence on Augustine in one of his most famous earlier works. There are also examples of texts from some of Augustine’s contemporaries.
Johann-Mattis List deposited A digital, retro-standardized edition of the Tableaux phonétiques des patois Suisses romands (TPPSR) in the group Classical Philology and Linguistics on Humanities Commons 5 months, 2 weeks ago
This study presents a digital, retro-standardized edition of the Tableaux Phonétiques des Patois Suisses Romands (TPPSR), an early collection of lexical dialect data of the Suisse romande, which was compiled by Louis Gauchat, Jules Jeanqaquet, and Ernest Tappolet in the beginning of the 20th century and later published in 1925. While the plan of…[Read more]
For Paeanius’ Greek translation of Eutropius’ Breviarium, a single manuscript, Iviron 812 (12th cent.), is found to be the only independent witness for establishing the text.
This chapter examines the ways in which the Linear B ‘extra’ signs – syllabograms which can in certain circumstances replace the ‘core’ signs of the Linear B syllabary – are often used as evidence for the process by which this writing system was created from its parent writing system, Linear A, and thus, by extension, for reconstructing aspects of…[Read more]
Anna P. Judson deposited Review of Variation within and among Writing Systems: Concepts and Methods in the Analysis of Ancient Written Documents. LautSchriftSprache / ScriptandSound Paola Cotticelli-Kurras, Alfredo Rizza, Variation within and among Writing Systems: Concepts and Methods in the Analysis of Ancient Written Documents. LautSchriftSprache / ScriptandSound. Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, 2017. 384. ISBN 9783954901456 €98.00. in the group Classical Philology and Linguistics on Humanities Commons 8 months, 1 week ago
Review of a collection of papers on variation in historical writing systems. The review focuses particularly on chapters on Linear B, Anatolian alphabets, and Hittite cuneiform.
Anna P. Judson deposited Review of Supplemento al Corpus delle iscrizioni vascolari in lineare B. Biblioteca di Pasiphae Louis Godart, Anna Sacconi, Supplemento al Corpus delle iscrizioni vascolari in lineare B. Biblioteca di Pasiphae. Pisa; Rome: Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2017. 224. ISBN 9788862279482 €225.00. in the group Classical Philology and Linguistics on Humanities Commons 8 months, 1 week ago
Review of the most recent edition of Linear B inscriptions painted onto transport stirrup jars.
This chapter explains the process by which the Linear B writing system was deciphered and shown to record a form of the Greek language, discussing the contributions of Emmett L Bennett, Alice E. Kober, Michael Ventris, and John Chadwick.
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