As literature written in Latin has almost no female authors, we are dependent on male writers for some understanding of the way women would have spoken. Plautus (3rd to 2nd century BCE) and Terence (2nd century BCE) consistently write particular linguistic features into the lines spoken by their female characters: endearments, soft speech, and incoherent focus on numerous small problems. Dorota M. Dutsch describes the construction of this feminine idiom and asks whether it should be considered as evidence of how Roman women actually spoke.
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Dorota M. Dutsch is Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics, University of California, Santa Barbara.
[Dutsch's] book makes a significant contribution, not just to our understanding of Roman comedy, but to the vexed and difficult question of what, and how, women meant in the ancient Roman world. * Kristina Milnor, Journal of Roman Studies * Dutsch's book provides an insightful and groudbreaking examination * Bryn Mawr Classical Review *
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