The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages Hardback

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9780521562560: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages Hardback

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages is the first comprehensive reference work treating all of the languages of antiquity. Clear and systematic in its approach, the Encyclopedia combines full linguistic coverage of all the well documented ancient languages, representing numerous language families from around the globe.

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'This tome on our world's ancient communication offers a detailed and practical insight into each language, including writing, phonology and lexicon.' Good Book Guide

'… a deeply interesting, even fascinating, work …' The Times Higher Education Supplement

'I have taken my time over reviewing this title simply because I found it so fascinating that I kept being sidetracked into other languages … One thing that any broad-ranging reference book compiled to rigorously applied standard criteria does is to put the familiar into a new perspective: so the chapters on Latin and Greek treat those two 'major''languages in the same way as the others and allow, in fact encourage, genuinely comparative study … the level of detail given in this handbook will satisfy many requirements … academic in the best sense.' Reference Reviews

'Every serious library should have a copy in its reference collection, and many serious scholars will enjoy dipping into it and finding out just how linguistically diverse the ancient world really was.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review

'Woodard has done the scholarly world a great service … This book fills a distinct void … Highly recommended.' Library Journal

'A practical amd useful overview... we may well congratulate the editor with a really encylopaedic work...' Boekbesprekingen

'Written and organized clearly and concisely, this scholarly work contains a wealth of information about the languages of antiquity … Essential.' Choice

About the Author:

Roger D. Woodard is the Andrew V. V. Raymond Professor of the Classics at the University of Buffalo. Among his other books are Greek Writing from Knossos to Homer: A Linguistic Interpretation of the Origin of the Greek Alphabet (1997, Oxford); Ovid's Fasti (with A. J. Boyle, 2000, Penguin); and On Interpreting Morphological Change (1990, Gieben).

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