Studies in Classical Linguistics in Honor of Philip Baldi

Studies in Classical Linguistics in Honor of Philip Baldi


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This volume includes fourteen original articles, written by a diverse group of distinguished scholars in honor of Philip Baldi (Penn State University). The contributions all focus on some aspect of classical linguistics, by which is meant Latin, Greek, Etruscan, and Indo-European. Some focus more on historical linguistic issues, while others deal with synchronic grammatical or semantic problems. The volume also offers a complete bibliography of the works of Philip Baldi, as well as a personal sketch.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004188662
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/23/2010
Series: Amsterdam Studies in Classical Philology , #17
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

B. Richard Page , Ph.D. (1994) University of Wisconsin-Madison, is an Associate Professor at Penn State University. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on the history and development of the Germanic languages.

Aaron D. Rubin, Ph.D. (2004) Harvard University, is an Associate Professor at Penn State University. He specializes in the history and development of the Semitic languages, and has published three previous books, as well as numerous articles and book chapters.

Contributors include: Daniel W. Berman, Pierluigi Cuzzolin, Pietro U. Dini, Paul B. Harvey, Jr., Brian D. Joseph, Christian Lehmann, Andrea Nuti, B. Richard Page, Harm Pinskter, Hannah Rosén, Brent Vine, Rex Wallace, and Stephen Wheeler.

Table of Contents

Tabula Gratulatoria vii

Editors Preface ix

A Personal Portrait Pierluigi Cuzzolin xi

The Professional History and Publications of Philip Baldi (through 2010) Aaron D. Rubin xv

1 A Few Words for Springs in Aeschylus Daniel W. Berman 1

2 How to Move Towards Somebody in Plautus' Comedies: Some Remarks on the Adverb obuiam Pierluigi Cuzzolin 7

3 Baltic Palaeocomparativism and the Idea that Lithuanian is a Neo-Latin Language Pietro U. Dini 21

4 Blight and Bugs: The Semantics of Latin Plant Diseases and the Perils of Latin Translations of the OT book of Psalms Paul B. Harvey, Jr. 31

5 On Latin (s)tritavus Brian D. Joseph 43

6 On Complex Syllable Onsets in Latin Christian Lehmann 47

7 Having Something that You Don't Own: Apud Possessive Constructions in Latin and a Comparison with Locative Possessive Sentences in Irish Andrea Nuti 57

8 Gender Assignment of Latin Loanwords in Early Germanic: A Case Study of Latin vinum B. Richard Page 75

9 The Use of quia and quoniam in Cicero, Seneca, and Tertullian Harm Pinkster 81

10 Bum loquimur, fugerit inuida aetas: On Tense and Actionality of Latin verba dicendi Hannah Rosén 97

11 Thoughts on the Origin of the Latin and Indo-European Nominal Declension William R. Schmalstieg 115

12 Latin alias 't another time' Brent Vine 123

13 Etruscan mlak and the Interpretation of the Inscription on the Santa Teresa kyathos Rex Wallace 141

14 Poetry in Motion: The Semantic Transformation of poetria in the Middle Ages Stephen Wheeler 149

Index of Authors Cited 165

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