Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sharpe: Nomenclator Poeticus

Nomenclator Poeticus by Lancelot Sharpe (1836)

This provides the quantities for all the proper names that occur in classical Latin poetry (190 BCE - 500 CE), with quotations that show the metrical usage of those names. The book is arranged alphabetically, and like a dictionary it gives both the nominative and genitive form for each proper name and adjective. The verse citations are fully marked with macrons, with citations provided. So, if you are working with a dictionary that skimps on proper names (as dictionaries sometimes do), this book could be a very useful reference indeed!


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