Features of Non-Literary Latin Texts in Roman Britain


Abstract


This paper mainly analyzes the major corpora of non-literary documents written on tablets in Roman Britain, which includes the stylus tablets from Londinium-Bloomberg, the ink-written tablets from Carlisle and Vindolanda, as well as the curse tablets incised on lead. This dissolution specifically shows how these different corpora diverge from each other in various perspectives. It is not only based on the writing material but also in accordance with the presence or absence of specific linguistic features: gemination, degemination, vowel syncope, and presence or absence of initial h-.


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