Living with a Dead Language

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  • Author : Ann Patty
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 256 pages
  • ISBN : 1101980249
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 25 reviews
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Download or Read online Living with a Dead Language full in PDF, ePub and kindle. this book written by Ann Patty and published by Penguin which was released on 14 June 2016 with total page 256 pages. We cannot guarantee that Living with a Dead Language book is available in the library, click Get Book button and read full online book in your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile whenever and wherever You Like. “A delightful mix of grammar and growth, words and wonder.” – The Washington Post An entertaining exploration of the richness and relevance of the Latin language and literature, and an inspiring account of finding renewed purpose through learning something new and challenging After thirty-five years as a book editor in New York City, Ann Patty stopped working and moved to the country. Bored, aimless, and lost in the woods, she hoped to challenge her restless, word-loving brain by beginning a serious study of Latin at local colleges. As she begins to make sense of Latin grammar and syntax, her studies open unexpected windows into her own life. The louche poetry of Catullus calls up her early days in 1970s New York, Lucretius elucidates her intractable drivenness and her attraction to Buddhism, while Ovid’s verse conjures a delightful dimension to the flora and fauna that surround her. Women in Roman history, and an ancient tomb inscription give her new understanding and empathy for her tragic, long deceased mother. Finally, Virgil reconciles her to her new life—no longer an urban exile, but a rustic scholar, writer and teacher. Along the way, she meets an impassioned cast of characters: professors, students and classicists outside of academia who keep Latin very much alive. Written with humor, heart, and an infectious enthusiasm for words, Patty’s book is an object lesson in how learning and literature can transform the past and lead to an unexpected future.

Living with a Dead Language

Living with a Dead Language
  • Author : Ann Patty
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 14 June 2016
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“A delightful mix of grammar and growth, words and wonder.” – The Washington Post An entertaining exploration of the richness and relevance of the Latin language and literature, and an inspiring account of finding renewed purpose through learning something new and challenging After thirty-five years as a book editor in New York City, Ann Patty stopped working and moved to the country. Bored, aimless, and lost in the woods, she hoped to challenge her restless, word-loving brain by beginning a serious

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  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release : 18 December 2020
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  • Publisher : Indo-European Association
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 25 August 2014
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  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 01 November 2019
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Of all the cultural "revolutions" brought about by the development of printing technology during the sixteenth century, perhaps the most remarkable but least understood is the purported rise of European vernacular languages. It is generally accepted that the invention of printing constitutes an event in the history of language that has profoundly shaped modernity, and yet the exact nature of this transformation—the mechanics of the event—has remained curiously unexamined. In The Prosthetic Tongue, Katie Chenoweth explores the relationship

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  • Publisher : Routledge
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  • Release : 23 October 2021
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