Vol. 47 (2021): XLVII - 2021

Utraque lingua eruditi: il bilinguismo greco-latino tra I e IV sec. d.C.

Published June 21, 2021
  • Bilingualism,
  • Greek and Latin,
  • Self-fashioning,
  • Identity


The article examines Greek-Latin bilingualism during the imperial period (I-IV century AD). In particular, given the existence of a bilingual educational system in the late republican period, this paper aims to investigate bilingualism not just as a rhetorical teaching method, but also as a marker of cultural identity. The analysis is mainly based on passages from Pliny the Younger, Apuleius, Ausonius, Paulinus from Pella, and Augustine.