Two Friends Talk History

Multilingualism in Republican Italy

December 29, 2021 An ArchaeoArtist Production Season 2 Episode 27
Two Friends Talk History
Multilingualism in Republican Italy
Show Notes

Drawing the year to a close, this week, Zofia is joined by historian Dr Rory Nutter. Together we discuss the linguistic changes that took place in the Italian peninsula over the 4th- 3rd centuries BCE as Latin speakers interacted with the mosaic of languages spoken in the region, and the importance of looking at the materiality of objects when reading inscriptions.

Tangents include awkward linguistic encounters, Aeclanum field school, and visiting Ostia Antica.

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Illustration by Zofia Guertin

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