The Italic family consists of Latin and its descendants, the Romance languages, as well as Latin's less famous relatives, including Faliscan, Oscan, Umbrian, Paelignian, and South Picene.
  • Alkire, T., & Rosen, C. G. (2010). Romance languages: A historical introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    Olin PC45.A45 2010

    A textbook on the development of Vulgar Latin into the five major Romance languages.

  • Ernout, A. (1973). Recueil de textes latins archaïques. Paris: Klincksieck.
    Olin PA2510.A2 1973 in room 604-605

    A collection of most of the important Archaic Latin texts with linguistic commentary.

  • Ernout, A., Meillet, A., & André, J. (1985). Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue latine: Histoire des mots (4th ed.). Paris: Klincksieck.
    Olin Oversize PA2342.E71 1985 + in room 604-605

    The best Latin etymological dictionary, including a wealth of cultural information.

  • Meiser, G. (1986). Lautgeschichte der umbrischen Sprache. Innsbruck: Institut für Sprachwissenschaft der Universität Innsbruck.
    Olin PA2464.M51 in room 604-605

    A useful phonological history of Umbrian.

  • Sihler, A. L. (2008). New comparative grammar of Greek and Latin. New York: Oxford University Press.
    available online

    Compares and contrasts the grammars of Greek and Latin by tracing their historical developments back to PIE.

  • Untermann, J. (2000). Wörterbuch des Oskisch-Umbrischen. Heidelberg: C. Winter.
    available via Interlibrary Loan

    Includes not just Oscan and Umbrian, but the vocabulary from all other known Italic dialects besides Latin and Faliscan.

  • Vetter, E., & Untermann, J. (1953). Handbuch der italischen Dialekte. Heidelberg: C. Winter.
    Olin PA2422.V59 in room 604-605

    The standard collection of all Italic dialect inscriptions known at the time, with Latin translations and commentary.

  • Weiss, M. L. (2009). Outline of the historical and comparative grammar of Latin. Ann Arbor: Beech Stave Press.
    Olin PA2071.W45 2009

    A thorough description of the historical development of Latin, supported by many textual citations, and formatted for easy reference.