Feminine Discourse in Roman Comedy: On Echoes and Voices by Dorota M. Dutsch

By Dorota M. Dutsch

As literature written in Latin has virtually no lady authors, we're depending on male writers for a few realizing of ways ladies might have spoken. Plautus (3rd to second century BCE) and Terence (2nd century BCE) always write specific linguistic positive factors into the traces spoken through their girl characters: endearments, delicate speech, and incoherent specialise in a variety of small difficulties. Dorota M. Dutsch describes the development of this female idiom and asks even if it's going to be regarded as facts of the way Roman girls really spoke.

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