Professor Wolfgang de Melo

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I have worked extensively on Plautus and the language of Roman comedy. I am currently looking at Varro's De lingua Latina, the first Latin grammatical treatise of some length. This work is going to result in a critical edition, a translation, and a commentary. Together with Dr Scott Scullion (Worcester), I am also editing the Oxford Handbook of Greek and Latin Textual Criticism.

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Latin synchronic and diachronic linguistics, Plautus, Varro, morphology, syntax, metre, Indo-European philology, textual criticism.

Publications
  • Naturalism in morphology: Varro on derivation and inflexion

  • Varro: De lingua Latina

  • A TYPOLOGY OF ERRORS IN VARRO AND HIS EDITORS: A CLOSE LOOK AT SELECTED PASSAGES IN THE DE LINGUA LATINA

  • H. PINKSTER , THE OXFORD LATIN SYNTAX, VOLUME 1: THE SIMPLE CLAUSE. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Pp. xxxiv + 1430. isbn 9780199283613. £125.00.

  • THE SPELLING OF OSCAN - (N.) Zair Oscan in the Greek Alphabet. Pp. xiv + 260, fig. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016

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