Part I. Introduction; Part II. The Republic; Part III. Explicit Evidence for Regional Variation; Part IV. Explicit Evidence; Part V. Regionalisms in Provincial Texts; Part VI. Spain; Part VII. Italy; Part VIII. Africa; Part IX. Britain; Part X. Inscriptions; Part XI. Conclusions.
This book, first published in 2007, is a comprehensive examination of regional diversification in Latin from the earliest beginnings to late antiquity.
J. N. Adams is a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, University of Oxford.
'Without doubt, this book will have a wide-ranging relevance and impact. ... [Adams] has produced a rare book of outstanding scope and insight, combining all the best aspects of modern criticism with unrivalled traditional scholarship.' Britannia