Corpus ID: 185232484

Roman literary attitudes to foreign terms and the Carthaginian 'Sufetes'

@inproceedings{Bell1989RomanLA,
  title={Roman literary attitudes to foreign terms and the Carthaginian 'Sufetes'},
  author={B. Bell},
  year={1989}
}
For the Latin literary author unusual foreign words had limited usefulness. They might lend an air of authenticity to an ethnographical account, for example Caesar's use of 'druides' in his excursus on the Gauls (Gal. 6.13.3, 8, 9; 14.1; 18.1; 21.1), or Tacitus' mention of 'glesum', the German word for 'amber',1 in the Germania (45.4). Foreign words could confer foreign colouring on a rhetorical passage,2 or convey a sense of the exotic or remote.3 They lllight heighten the effect of a barbaric… Expand
Poenus plane est — but who were the ‘Punickes’?1
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  • Physics
  • Papers of the British School at Rome
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POENUS PLANE EST — MA CHI ERANO I ‘PUNICKES’? Il termine ‘punico’ (o equivalenti), derivato dal latino ‘Poenus’, è un luogo comune. Il suo uso in ogni caso è frequentemente poco chiaro eExpand

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