Latin Language and Latin Culture: From Ancient to Modern Times
he Latin language is popularly imagined in a number of specific ways: as a masculine language, an imperial language, a classical language, a dead language. Th book onsiders the sources of these allusions and analyzes their effect on how Latin literature is read. By reading with and more commonly against these metaphors, the ook ffers a different iew of Latin as a language and as a vehicle for cultural practice. The argument ranges over a variety of texts in Latin and texts about Latin from antiquity to the 21st century.
Original Title of the Book
Latin Language and Latin Culture: From Ancient to Modern Times (Roman Literature and its Contexts)
Published February 15th 2001 by Cambridge University Press (first published February 14th 1997