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By Egbert J. Bakker

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A complete account of the language of old Greek civilization in one quantity, with contributions from best overseas students overlaying the historic, geographical, sociolinguistic, and literary views of the language. a suite of 36 unique essays via a staff of overseas scholarsTreats the survival and transmission of old GreekIncludes discussions on phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics

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Aeolic Akk. Akkadian aor. aorist Aram. Aramaic Arc. Arcadian Arg. Argolic art. article ath. athematic Att. Attic Avest. Avestan Bithyn. Bithynia Boe. Boeotian c. circa Capp. Cappadocia cent. century Cilic. Cilicia xxxvi Linguistic and Other Abbreviations Class. Classical Copt. Coptic Cret. Cretan Cyp. Cypriot d. died dat. dative Delph. Delphian Dor. Doric du. dual E. East E. Gk East Greek E. Ion. Gk Early Modern Greek ed(s). editor(s) Eg. Egyptian, Egypt El. Elean ep. epic Eub. Euboean exx. examples fem.

West Ionic xxxix CHAPTER ONE Introduction Egbert J. Bakker Few of those interested in Greek antiquity, and certainly no one whose interest in ancient Greece is professional and academic, will deny that familiarity with the language, and knowledge about it, is indispensable for any study at any level of critical engagement with Greek antiquity. Those who approach the world of the ancient Greeks without such knowledge will have to rely on a translator’s reading skills. For without texts, linguistic evidence, our knowledge of antiquity would not exceed that of other lost civilizations whose ruins and artefacts merely increase the enigma, raising questions that only language can answer.

L. West, Iambi et Elegi Graeci, 2nd edn, Oxford 1989 IF Indogermanische Forschungen IG Inscriptiones Graecae, Berlin 1873– IGSK or IK Inschriften griechischer Städte aus Kleinasien, Bonn 1972– JAOS Journal of the American Oriental Society JbAChr Jahrbuch für antikes Christentum JEg. Arch. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology JGL Journal of Greek Linguistics JHS Journal of Hellenic Studies JIES Journal of Indo-European Studies JMA Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology JÖB Jahrbuch der österreichischen Byzantinistik JRS Journal of Roman Studies JTS Journal of Theological Studies Joüon–Muraoka P.

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