The The Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana 2 Volume Set The Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana: Series Number 49: Colloquia Monacensia-Einsidlensia, Leidense-Stephani, and Stephani Volume 1

The The Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana 2 Volume Set The Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana: Series Number 49: Colloquia Monacensia-Einsidlensia, Leidense-Stephani, and Stephani Volume 1

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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 has not been any 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 makes the Colloquia accessible for the first time by combining a new edition, translation and commentary with a ground-breaking, comprehensive study of their origins. It is clearly written and will interest students, non-specialists and professional scholars alike.
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  • Hardback | 285 pages
  • 215 x 286 x 19mm | 1,000g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Multilingual edition
  • Multilingual
  • 12 Tables, black and white; 16 Halftones, unspecified; 7 Line drawings, unspecified
  • 1107020107
  • 9781107020108
  • 1,092,255

Table of contents

1. Introduction; 2. Colloquia Monacensia-Einsidlensia (ME); 3. Colloquium Leidense-Stephani (LS); 4. Colloquium Stephani (S); 5. Appendix: comparison of capitula sections; Bibliography; Concordance with earlier editions; Index.
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'This will surely be the definitive edition of these texts for the foreseeable future.' The Times Literary Supplement "The title Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana does not come tripping off the tongue easily, and it will probably not receive instant recognition even from most classicists. This is a real shame, since these imaginary monologues and conversations (hence, colloquia ), rendered in a normally straightforward Greek and Latin and bundled with other bilingual materials (thereby composing the hermeneumata ; see 52-53), can provide both a pleasant diversion to beginning students of these languages and a wealth of information for the scholar. Dickey is to be thanked for this volume. She has spared neither labor nor suffering (cf. ME 1d) to give full access to scholars the tradition behind these now dependable texts." --BMCR
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About Eleanor Dickey

Eleanor Dickey is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Exeter. She has published widely on the Latin and Greek languages and the ways 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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