The Blackwell History of the Latin Language charts the development of
Latin from its prehistoric origins in the Indo-European language
family, through the earliest texts, to the creation of the Classical
Language of Cicero and Vergil, and examines the impact of the spread of
spoken Latin through the Roman Empire. Accessible and intelligent, this
is the first book in English in more than 50 years to provide
comprehensive coverage of the history of the language.