Caesars De Analogia: Edition, Translation, and Commentary by Alessandro Garcea

Caesars De Analogia: Edition, Translation, and Commentary

byAlessandro Garcea

Hardcover | March 28, 2012

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At the end of the Republic, religious, legal, and literary knowledge began to take the form of a 'Roman heritage', as broadly defined as it was indefinite. Caesar, like Cicero, thought that language, along with political institutions and laws, constituted the fundamental feature which definedthe identity of a people. So, as with statutes, libraries, and the calendar, he intended to fix general laws in the sphere of language with his treatise De analogia in order to establish a solid foundation for Latina language whose evolution was driven by the need to preserve heritage and byconfrontations with the linguistic habits of the allies of Rome. In this volume Garcea brings together for the first time the fragments of Caesar's De analogia with a complete translation and commentary. Contextualising the text and its quotation by Pliny in his Dubius sermo, Charisius, Priscian, and other Latin grammarians Garcea, presents the issues raised bymeans of comparison with the texts of Caesar's interlocutors-principally Cicero, Varro, Nigidius Figulus, and Philodemus of Gadara. The study of all these sources, most of which have never been translated into a modern language, fills a gap in the representation of the history of linguisticdevelopment in the classical period-ultimately portraying how in republican Rome, there was still no clear distinction between the different subdivisions of learning.

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Allesandro Garcea is Professor of Latin language and literature at the University of Lyon 2, France.

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Title:Caesars De Analogia: Edition, Translation, and CommentaryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.03 inPublished:March 28, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AbbreviationsIntroductionPart I. The Writing of the De Analogia1. Caesar's Intellectual Education2. Some Chronological Reference Points3. The Title of the TreatisePart II. Cicero, the Oratores Elegantes, and Caesar's De Analogia: Recreating a Debate at a Distance4. The Rhetorical Doctrince of elengantia5. Cicero and the De Analogia of Caesar6. Caesar the Prose WriterPart III. Rhetoric and Grammar in Roman Epicureanism7. Purity and Clarity8. Caesar's Supposed Neo-AtticismPart IV. Towards a Reconstruction of Caesar's Grammatical Stance9. Questions De Orthographia10. Derivation and Inflection11. Analogy and ConventionalismAppendix: The Grammatical Excursus in Cicero's OratorPart V. Texts, Translations, and CommentaryBibliographyConspectus FragmentorumIndex Fontium cum Editionibus Adhibitis Siglisque in Apparatibus Laudatis