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A. Literature, Language and Onomastics (CT)

Latin was used in numerous historical and legal documents of the 16th and 17th cents., namely in accounts of the early Cape Hottentots and in South African (SA) law. Born in SA, Gijsbert Hemmy (1746-1798), for instance, composed De testimoniis Aethiopum, Chinensium aliorumque paganorum in India Orientali (Lei…

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Dominik, William J. (Durban RWG), “South Africa”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 04 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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