Dog Latin

Entertainment / Literature / Dog Latin: Unidiomatic or crude pidgin Latin intermixed with local tongues. An example of dog latin appears in scene eight of Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, when Robin the servant tries to invoke spirits: Sanctobulorum Periphrasticon--nay, i'll tickle you, vinter--look to the goblet, Rafe--Polypragmos Belseborams framanto pacostiphos tostis Mephastophilis (23-26). Cf. Macaronic text.

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Entertainment / Literature / Neo-Latin: Latin forms or words (especially scientific ones) invented after the medieval period, as opposed to classical or medieval Latin as a naturally occurring language. MORE

Patrologia Latina

Entertainment / Literature / Patrologia Latina: A famous (or perhaps infamous) scholarly collection of 228+ fat volumes of biblical and theological commentary that has been both a boon and bane to twentieth-century medieval scholarship. The Patrolo MORE