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date: 18 May 2024


The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Robert BrowningRobert Browning, Anthony CutlerAnthony Cutler

was in late antiquity the language of the army, law, and central administration throughout the Roman Empire as well as the vernacular in the western provinces and in the Balkans northwest of a line running from the Adriatic near Dyrrachion to the Danube delta. The foundation of Constantinople as the new capital brought many Latin speakers to the East and made the study of Latin for a time an attractive alternative to a Greek literary education and a path to an official career. ... ...

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