n Language Matters : Studies in the Languages of Southern Africa - Classical names in Pretoria : 'Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria'

Volume 32, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-5986



Extracted from text ... 115 Classical Names in Pretoria 'Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria'1 Richard Evans Department of Classics University of South Africa You could be forgiven for imagining that living in Pretoria and working in a university department of Classics would not produce many linguistic points of contact, but you would be, surprisingly, quite wrong. The city is, of course, the administrative capital of South Africa, and has more than its fair share of governmental and institutional buildings, some of which are of historical interest, situated in a fairly unremarkable setting among the hills of the Magaliesberg. However, the names given to many of the ..

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