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discussions of these and other of Varro's ideas are brought to theof these and other of Varro's linguistic ideas are brought to the the exhaustive commentary in Volume II which also sheds much needed light on the work's textual problems cultural background and distinctive Varronian style and will be indispensible to scholars and students of both classics and linguisti. .
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a comprehensive Treatment Of This Highly Technical of this highly technical in a new critical edition accompanied by a clear accurate translation andcomprehensive treatment of this highly technical text in a new critical edition accompanied by a clear accurate translation and commentary In Volume I an introductory study outlines Varro's life and works analysing his own linguistic usage and setting his insights about language in their historical and intellectual context His etymology and morphology
are contrasted with our own modern methods yielding important and sometimes surprising insights into howcontrasted with our own modern methods yielding important and sometimes surprising insights into how educated Roman looked at the history of his own language although his etymology. ,