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By Robert Maltby

Etymology - the research of phrases specifically near to their derivations - used to be a big aspect in historic notion, beginning with Plato's Cratylus. within the Roman interval it turned much more major, partially as a result of influence of Stoicism at the past improvement of Roman legislations. The De lingua latina of M. Terentius Varro, a modern of a few of the significant classical Latin writers, is a wealthy shop of etymological thought and instance.

With the advance of ancient philology within the 19th century, historic etymological perform got here to appear unscientific and therefore unworthy of great cognizance. Classicists considered as ridiculous such derivations because the recognized ''lucus a non lucendo'' (a 'shady grove', from 'not being lit'); visible etymologies, more often than not on right names, they tended to brush aside as trivial wordplay, feeble punning, or mere ornamentation. yet newer scholarship has proven that etymologies in Latin and Greek poetry and prose diversity some distance past right names, and are certainly not regularly seen. In an highbrow weather pleasant to varied linguistic constructions, old etymologising is more and more getting used as a device within the research of old literature, and the highbrow substructure of historic etymological conception is once more being taken heavily. however the old resources for identified etymologies are scattered and infrequently demanding to refer to, and the bounds of the prospective will not be constantly revered by means of literary students.

In A Lexicon of historical Latin Etymologies Robert Maltby presents an quintessential source for this box of enquiry. He has assembled all of the explicitly attested etymologies of Latin antiquity, from the predecessors of Varro to Isidore of Seville, protecting glossaries and scholia in addition to ordinary historical etymological source-works. His coverage of quoting greatly, instead of summarising, finds the relationships among historic specialists, and the reasoning in the back of a lot of their etymologies. the result's a tremendous paintings of reference that allows you to ease trained entry to this sector of old technological know-how.

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