Latin

A Symbol's Empire

; John Howe (Oversetter)

This work explores the institutional contexts in which the language was adopted and transmitted as well as the privilege it came to confer on those that studied it. Waquet demonstrates how Latin became a symbol of status and ultimately shows that rather than disappearing this has given way to a nostalgic exoticism such that water companies and car-models now use Latin names. Les mer
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This work explores the institutional contexts in which the language was adopted and transmitted as well as the privilege it came to confer on those that studied it. Waquet demonstrates how Latin became a symbol of status and ultimately shows that rather than disappearing this has given way to a nostalgic exoticism such that water companies and car-models now use Latin names.

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Introduction1(4)




Part I ``The European Sign''

5(114)




``Latin Country'': School

7(34)




The ``Latin Stronghold'': the Church

41(39)




Latin Scholarship

80(20)




A Familiar World

100(19)




Part II Standards and Ability

119(54)




Introduction

121(3)




Written Latin

124(28)




Oral Latin

152(21)




Part III What Latin Meant

173(98)




Introduction

175(3)




Making the Man

178(29)




``Class''

207(23)




The Power to Say and to Conceal

230(27)




Yearning for the Universal

257(14)
Conclusion271(4)
Select Bibliography275(5)
Notes280(60)
Index340

Om forfatteren

Francoise Waquet is a director of research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. Among her books are "Latin," and in French, "Les fetes royales sous la Restauration ou l'Ancien Regime retrouve" and "La Republique des Lettres" (with Hans Bots).