Brent Vine

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A bit of phrasing from pre-retirement web bios that has acquired some notoriety is the assertion “I hate syntax!”. That was meant as a humorous exaggeration; but it’s not off by much! On the linguistic side of things, I continue to be most interested in derivational morphology, historical phonology, and etymology, with a focus on the history of Greek and Latin, their development from Proto-Indo-European, and the reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European itself. My literary research engages primarily with language, style, and meter (including prose rhythm); work in progress addresses textual and stylistic problems in Catullus, Petronius, and Apuleius.

My current list of publications is here.   (Many items are available on request.)