Epic adventures are only part of the appeal of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth books. What really set Tolkien apart from other fantasy writers was his skill at crafting entire worlds—and at showing how important language is to history and identity. How much do you know about Tolkien's linguistic world?
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Tolkien's Invented Languages?
Are you a linguistic wizard—or more like an orc?
Mar 24, 2016
Caroline Wazer - Staff Writer
A writer and PhD candidate at Columbia University, where she studies the politics of health and disease in ancient Rome. She is a staff writer at HistoryBuff.