Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome

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Author: Anthony Corbeill
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Genre: Unknown
Pages: 216
Language: english
Year: 2017
ISBN 10: 1400852463
ISBN 13: 9781400852468
Series: Unknown
Edition: Unknown
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Synopsis

From the moment a child in ancient Rome began to speak Latin, the surrounding world became populated with objects possessing grammatical gender―masculine eyes (oculi), feminine trees (arbores), neuter bodies (corpora). Sexing the World surveys the many ways in which grammatical...