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By Nicholas Ostler

ISBN-10: 0802716792

ISBN-13: 9780802716798

“An soaking up, scholarly account of the heritage of the Latin language, from its origins in antiquity to its afterlife in our personal time...Ad Infinitum treats its readers with the glory of Roman citizens.”—The Wall highway Journal

The Latin language has been the only consistent within the cultural background of the West for greater than millennia. It has outlined the way we convey our ideas, our religion, and our wisdom of ways the area capabilities, its use echoing on within the legislations codes of part the area, within the terminologies of recent technology, and, until eventually 40 years in the past, within the liturgy of the Catholic Church. In his erudite and exciting “biography,” Nicholas Ostler indicates how and why Latin survived and thrived whilst its creators and different languages failed. initially the dialect of Rome and its surrounds, Latin supplanted its associates to turn into, by means of conquest and cost, the language of all Italy, after which of Western Europe and North Africa. After the empire collapsed, spoken Latin re-emerged as a bunch of recent languages, from Portuguese and Spanish within the west to Romanian within the east, whereas a data of Latin lived on because the universal code of ecu suggestion, and encouraged the founders of Europe’s New international within the Americas. E pluribus unum. Illuminating the extravaganza of its previous, Nicholas Ostler makes transparent that, in 1000 echoes, Latin lives on, with no end in sight.

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