punctuation, history of language, grammar, rhetoric, Latin, ancient history, Varro, Donatus, Cassiodorus
Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | Arts and Humanities | Classical Literature and Philology | Philosophy of Language
Part One of this serialized survey (Courier 23.2, Fall 1988) dealt with the emergence of a late-Classical and early-Christian interest in eliciting, with 'euphuistic' punctating techniques, the voice patterns inherent in text. Part Two, herewith, gives attention to the Middle Ages. In this haphazard era, logical punctuation, which concentrates on syntactical structures and is therefore more appealing to eye than ear, begins its faltering growth.
Robinson, Gwen G. "The Punctator's World: A Discursion (Part Two)." The Courier 24.1 (1989): 63-99.