The Iguvine Tables (Tabulae Iguvinae) are among the most invaluable documents of Italic linguistics and religion. Seven bronze tablets discovered in 1444 in the Umbrian town of Gubbio (ancient Iguvium), they record the rites and sacral laws of a priestly brotherhood, the Fratres Atiedii, with a degree of detail unparalleled elsewhere in ancient Italy. Taking an interdisciplinary approach that combines philological and linguistic, as well as ritual analysis, Michael Weiss not only addresses the many interpretive cruces that have puzzled scholars for a century and a half, but also constructs a coherent theory of the entire ritual performance described on Tables III and IV. In addition, Weiss sheds light on many questions of Roman ritual practice and places the Iguvine Tables in their broader Italic and Indo-European contexts.
Language and Ritual in Sabellic Italy
Götz Keydana, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Being an in-depth study of the syntax and semantics of infinitives in Early Vedic, this book gives a comprehensive account of the various types of infinitive use attested. Furthermore, heuristics are given for identifying infinitives in ancient languages. Durch eine sorgfältige Untersuchung ...
Michaël Peyrot, University of Vienna
The subjunctive is one of the most central categories of the Tocharian verbal system. A thorough analysis of its meaning and formation is the basis for a careful reconstruction of the Proto-Tocharian stage and its derivation from the Indo-European proto-language.
Nicholas Zair, University of Cambridge
In The Reflexes of the Proto-Indo-European Laryngeals in Celtic, Nicholas Zair for the first time collects all the words from the Celtic languages which contained a laryngeal, and identifies the regular results of the laryngeals in each phonetic environment.
Emmanuel Dupraz, Université de Rouen
This book describes the semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic features of Sabellian demonstratives. It contains new hypotheses on the epigraphic genres in Republican Italy and a reconstruction of these grammatical items’ Italic origins based on typological principles.
Eystein Dahl, University of Bergen
Drawing on insights from formal semantics and linguistic typology, this book presents a comprehensive account of the tense/aspect/mood system in Early Vedic, the language of the Rigveda. It also outlines a theoretical framework for the study of semantics in dead languages.
Daniel Petit, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
The Baltic languages (Lithuanian, Latvian, Old Prussian) are well known for their archaic structure. This book is a survey of some major issues of Baltic linguistics (dialectology, accentual system, neuter gender, verbal system, clitic forms).
Melanie Malzahn, University of Vienna
This book presents a synchronic and diachronic study of the verbal system of the two Tocharian languages together with an index listing attested verbal forms and offering semantic and etymological information. The material is based on philological evaluation and incorporates hitherto unpublished ...
Ilya Yakubovich, University of Chicago
Luvian is the language of Anatolian hieroglyphic inscriptions and a close relative of Hittite. This book reconstructs the ethnic history of the Luvians through sociolinguistic methods with an emphasis on the interpretation of linguistic contacts.
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