Sunday, February 14, 2010

Lesser-known Historical Grammars of Latin XII

The work pictured at left is the first of a two volume grammar of Latin combining general didactic info with historical comparative detail in smaller print.  Volume 2 (1918) covers syntax. A third volume to cover prosody and stylistics was promised but apparently never produced. The author Eduardo García de Diego was a student of the great Hispanist Ramón Menendez Pidal (1869-1968!) to whom this volume is dedicated. He was also an editor of the Latin glossaries from the monastery of Silos (1934). The book is only found in this hemisphere at Stanford and UC Berkeley.  The degree of detail is average; the layout attractive.

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