Monday, March 23, 2009

Buck's Grammar of Oscan and Umbrian

Here is a link where you can download Carl Buck's Grammar of Oscan and Umbrian in PDF format. 'Tis a decent grammar; it includes some inscriptions and a glossary as well.


Mattitiahu said...

Cool. I'd imagine that some sections are rather out of date, but I'd also imagine that there's still quite a bit of still relevant material therein.

Ben said...

Yeah; I haven't had a chance to look through it yet.

Do you (or anyone else) know of a more recent grammar?

Mattitiahu said...

Michael Weiss is using the following to teach Oscan and Umbrian at Leiden this summer:

Helmut Rix, Sabellische Texte, Wiesbaden: C. Winter, 2002.

Rex Wallace, The Sabellic Languages of Ancient Italy, München: Lincom, 2007.

Wallace is the same dude with the new Etruscan book, and that primer of Latin graffiti from Pompeii and Herculaneum. I've never actually seen this book though.