Philologus is one of the oldest and most respected periodicals in the field of Classical Studies. It publishes articles on Greek and Latin literature, historiography, philosophy, history of religion, linguistics, reception, and the history of scholarship. The journal aims to contribute to our understanding of Greco-Roman culture and its lasting influence on European civilization. Open Access.
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The text survives only in a carelessly transcribed water-damaged manuscript of the 7th or 8th century. The Appendix lists common mistakes in the written Latin of the time.
In those mistakes, tendencies in the grammar, spelling, and pronunciation of the contemporary vernacular can be observed that would become the various Romance languages. The author's corrections of the usages give us insight into how Latin was evolving at that time. That common spelling error suggests that nasal vowels were being denasalised in Vulgar Latin. The original location of composition of the Appendix is uncertain, but a few theories have been proposed by scholars.
Some commentators identify North Africa as the place of composition: for instance, Gaston Paris suggests that the document may have been written in Carthage. Reconciling the two views, Casimir Jarecki argues that the document is perhaps the work of a teacher born in Africa but living in Rome. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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