Prose Composition Bibliography

Selected Bibliography

  • Adams, J. N., "A Typological Approach to Latin Word Order," Indogermanische Forschungen 81 (1976) 70-99.
  • Bolt, Henricus, De liberiore linguae graecae et latinae collocatione verborum capita selecta (Diss. Goettingen 1884)
  • Conrad, Carl, "Traditional Patterns of Word Order in Latin Epic from Enius to Vergil," HSCP 69 (1965) 195-258.
  • Cousin, Jean, Bibliographie de la Langue Latin, 1880 - 1948 (Paris 1951) PA 2029 C68
  • Cunningham, Maurice P., "Latin Word Order: The Status Quaestionis," Yearbook of the American Philosophical Society (1954) 360-370.
  • -----, "Some phonetic Aspects of Word Order Patterns in Latin," Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 101 (1957) 481-505.
  • Fraenkel, Eduard, Leseproben aus Reden Ciceros und Catos (Sussidi eriditi, 22; Roma 1968)
  • -----, "Kolon und Satz I," Nachr. Goett. Ges., Phil.-hist. Klasse, 1932, 197ff [= Kleine Beitr. I. 72ff]
  • -----, "Kolon und Satz II," Nachr. Goett. Ges., Phil.-hist. Klasse, 1933, 319ff [= Kl. Beitr. I 93ff]
  • -----, "Noch einmal Kolon und Satz," Sitzungsberichte der Bayerischen Akad. d. Wiss., Phil.-hist. Klasse, 1962, Heft 2.
  • Gotoff, Harold C., Cicero's Elegant Style: An Analysis of the Pro Archia (Chicago 1979)
  • -----, "Analyzing Cicero's Style from the Text of Cicero: A Reply" CP 77 (1982) 336-339.
  • Habinek, Thomas, The Colometry of Latin Prose, University of California Publications: Classical Studies, vol. 25 (Berkeley 1985)
  • -----, "Prose Cola and Poetic Word Order," Helios 12 (1985) 51-66.
  • Johnson, W. R., Luxuriance and Economy: Cicero and the Alien Style (Berkeley 1971) University of California Publications, no. 6.
  • -----, Varieties of Narrative in Cicero's Speeches (Diss., U. C. Berkeley, 1966) unpublished.
  • Lakoff, Robin T., Abstract Syntax and Latin Complementation (Cambridge )
  • Laughton, Erich, "The Learner and the Latin Period," G & R (1942) 84-91.
  • -----, Review of Eduard Fraenkel's Leseproben aus Reden Ciceros und Catos, JRS 60 (1970) 188-94.
  • -----, The Participle in Cicero (Oxford 1964).
  • Leeman, A. D., Orationis Ratio (Amsterdam 1963)
  • Linde, P., "Die Stellung des Verbs in der lateinischen Prosa," Glotta 12 (1923) 153-178.
  • Marouzeau, Jusle, Place du pronom personnel sujet en latin (Paris 1907)
  • -----, L'ordre des mots dans la phrase latin, 3 voll.
  • I: Les groupes nominaux (Paris 1922)
  • II: Les verbe (Paris 1938)
  • III: Les articulations de l'enonce (Paris 1949)
  • -----, L'Ordre des mots en latin, Volume complementaire avec exercises d'application et bibliographie (Paris 1949)
  • Mendell, Clarence W., Sentence Connection in Tacitus (New Haven 1911)
  • -----, Latin Sentence Connection (Yale 1917)
  • Murgia, Charles E., "Analyzing Cicero's Style: A Review Article," [or Gotoff, Cicero's Elegant Style] CP 76 (1981) 301-313.
  • -----, "Analyzing Cicero's Style: A Response," CP 77 (1982) 340-341.
  • Nethercut, H., "Introduction," Passages for Translatin into Latin Prose (London 1887)
  • Norden, Eduard, Die Antike Kunstprosa (Leipzig 1898; Teubner 1958)
  • Panhuis, Dirk G. J., The Communicative Perspective in the Sentence: A Study of Latin Word Order (Amsterdam, Philadelphia 1982)
  • Potts, A. W., Hints Toward Latin Prose Composition (New York 1893)
  • Simpson, D. P., and P. H. Vellacott, Writing in Latin (London 1970)
  • Von Albrecht, Michael, Masters of Roman Prose from Cato to Apuleius: Interpretive Studies, trans. Neil Adkins (Carins 1989)
  • Wackernagel, Jacob, "Ueber ein Gesetz der indogermanischen Wortstellung, " Indogermanische Forschungen 1 (1882) 333-436.
  • Wilkinson, L. P., Golden Latin Artistry (Cambridge 1963)

Of Dubious Value

  • Walker, Arthur T., "Some Facts of Latin Word-Order," C. J. 13 (1918) 644 - 657.
  • Weil, Henri, The Order of Words in the Ancient Languages Compared with that of the Modern Languages, trans. win notes and additions by C. W. Super (Boston 1887).

Style

  • Ohman, Richard, "Generative Grammars and the Concept of Literary Style" Word 20 (1964) 423-439 [= Contemporary Essays on Style, edd. Love and Payne (1969) 133-148]
  • -----, "Literature as Sentences," College English (1966) 261-267 [= Contemporary Essays on Style (above) 149-156].
  • Seboek, Thomas A. (ed.), Style in Language (Cambridge MA 1960)
  • Sontag, Susan, On Style, Against Interpretation (1970) 24-45
  • Williamson, George, The Senecan Amble: A Study in Prose Form from Bacon to Collier (Chicago 1951)
  • Croll, Morris W., Style, Rhetoric and Rhythm, see esp. "The Anti-Ciceronian Movement: 'Attic' and Baroque Prose Style" (Princeton 1966)

Basic Background Resources for Latin

  • Merquet, Lexikon zu den Reden des Ciceros
  • Bradley's Arnold, Latin Prose Composition
  • Woodcock, E. C., A New Latin Syntax (Cambridge MA 1959)
  • Standard Grammars: Allen and Greenough, Hale and Buck, Allen, Kuhner-Stegman

For Curiosity

  • Ball, Robert J., and J. D. Ellsworth, "Against Teaching Composition in Classical Languages" C. J. 85 (1989) 54-62.
  • Newman, J. K., "Composition: A Reply" C. J. 85 (1989) 344 - 349.
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