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A remarkably in-depth account of the development of Latin from its earliest known forms, this book, apart from its intrinsic interest, will give those embarking on a study of Latin a better understanding of the vagaries of its declensions and inflexions, showing how they arose from the language's natural development. Furthermore, if the student works through this fascinating and scholarly study, they will effortless acquire a large vocabulary of essential Latin words. The text has been scrupulously proofed to ensure that it is as wholly unmarked and free from defects as it was when first published in 1895. W. M. Lindsay is also the author of "The Syntax of Plautus", another first-rate work of scholarship.
A.E. Housman (1859-1936) was a man of many apparent contradictions, most of which remain unresolved 150 years after his birth. At once a deeply emotive lyric poet and a precise and dedicated classical scholar, he achieved fame in both of these diverse disciplines. Although his poetic legacy has received much scholarly analysis, and yet more attention has been devoted to reconstructing his private life, no previous work has focused on Housman the classical scholar; yet it is upon scholarship that Housman most wished to leave his mark. This timely collection of papers by leading scholars reassesses the breadth and significance of Housman's contribution to classical scholarship in both his published and unpublished writings, and discusses how his mantle has been passed on to later generations of classicists.