A History of Ancient Greek: From the Beginnings to Late Antiquity

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 11, 2007 - Foreign Language Study - 1617 pages
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This book provides the most comprehensive account of the history of the Greek language from its beginnings to late antiquity. In this revised and expanded translation of the Greek original published in 2001, a distinguished international team of scholars goes beyond a merely technical treatment of the subject by examining the language's relationship with politics, society and culture. An attempt is made to cover all aspects of the history of Greek, including those that are usually considered marginal, such as obscene language, the language of the gods and child talk. Other topics which receive particular emphasis are language contact and translation practices in antiquity. The book's clear organisation and concise chapters make it highly readable and accessible to non-specialists, and the text is supported by example passages from primary sources and numerous informative illustrations. It is an essential reference work for all those interested in the history of Greek.
  

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Contents

A F CHRISTIDIS
22
Bowl from Cnossus with an engraved early Phoenician
32
Unitslevels of linguistic analysis
65
Wernickes area page
77
The WernickeGeschwind model
78
Language and thought
82
Tools and language
105
Early Palaeolithic pebble tools drawing
107
The pronunciation of Classical Greek
556
6061 Position of the tongue for the vowels in Ancient and Modern Greek
558
The morphology of Classical Greek
571
The syntax of Classical Greek
590
Development in pronunciation during the Hellenistic
599
Mosaic of the Celebration of the Mysteries in modern Trier Germany
609
From Classical Greek to the Koine
610
From Classical Greek to the Koine
618

Bifacial Acheulean handaxes drawing
108
Mousterian disc cores drawing
109
Upper Palaeolithic tools drawing
110
Language change
124
Bibliography
132
Introduction
153
The linguistic
161
The historical
170
The original homeland of the IndoEuropeans
173
four main approaches
174
IndoEuropean civilization
178
The genesis of Greek
185
Language and writing
193
Symbols of hieroglyphic script
200
Basic words
201
Attic skyphos with an engraved inscription
203
1213 Alphabets of Greek cities 2045
204
The framework
208
Ring impression on clay from Crete
216
Part of the palace at Pylos
217
Introduction
220
Clay bar from Cnossus
221
ab The Phaestos disk
222
Linear A
229
List of the syllabic symbols of Linear A and Linear B
231
CyproMinoan scripts
235
Parallel lists of the three CyproMinoan syllabaries
236
Fragment of a large clay tablet from Enkomi drawing
237
ab Tablet RS 20 25 Sides ab drawing
238
The Cypriot syllabary
239
The Cypriot syllabary
240
Bilingual and digraphic inscription from Amathus drawing
244
Eteocretan inscription from Praisos
248
2627 Eteocretan inscription from Praisos
251
Linear B
253
The basic syllabary of Linear B
254
Tablet from Pylos
255
The optional symbols of Linear B
256
inscription
261
Roasting spit with an engraved inscription from Paphos
263
The introduction of the alphabet
266
Comparison of the Phoenician and Greek alphabets
267
Bronze mitre from Crete with a boustrophedon inscription
268
Marble base of the monument to Glaucus
272
The Dipylon oinochoe
273
The inscription on the cup of Nestor drawing
274
The archaic period
288
Inscribed bronze wheel from Rhodes
294
Corinthian aryballos
295
Grave stele of Xenares
298
Decree about the Samians
304
Stele for the Athenians killed in the Corinthian War
305
Proxeny decree for Proxenides from Cnidus
306
Greeks and barbarians
307
A targeteer
313
Athenian agora drawing
315
The Hellenistic period
325
The rise of Koine
342
Portrait from Pompeii depicting a couple
350
Bibliography
356
Mycenaean Greek
395
Ionic and Attic
405
ArcadoCypriot
417
Mende Chalcidice 418419
418
Pamphylian
427
The position of the Macedonian dialect
433
Funerary stele from Vergina
434
Dialect katadesmos written in postEuclidean alphabet drawing
442
The Doric dialects
444
The Aeolic dialects
460
Treaty of the Basaidai from Matropolis Thessaly
473
The language of Homer
475
The decline of the ancient dialects
482
The phonology of Classical Greek
524
Evidence
545
Eastern Koines
632
Jewish Greek
638
Latin and Greek in a dedicatory inscription from the synagogue of Ostia
643
The Greek of the New Testament
646
General characteristics of the ancient Greek vocabulary
654
Semantic change
667
Ancient Greek personal names
677
Early movement towards Modern Greek
693
Bibliography
699
Greek and Thracian
738
Greek and Illyrian
745
Greek and Phrygian
752
Greek and Carian
758
6667 The phonetic values of the Carian alphabet 75976o
759
GreekCarian bilingual inscription from Athens
762
The Lycian alphabet with its phonetic values
764
Greek and Lydian
768
The Lydian alphabet
769
Greek and Etruscan
786
Greek and Latin
792
Evidence from
800
Greek Egyptian and Coptic
811
Greek and Syriac
819
Greek and the Celtic languages
827
Greek and Indian languages
836
Early contacts
844
A CHRISTOL
851
Introduction
871
The translation Targum of the Septuagint
887
The parallel use of Greek and Latin
897
The Greek of the Roman texts
903
The bilingualism of the Phoenicians in the ancient
911
Greek translation of Lycian
924
Greek and Syriac
935
Bibliography
947
A Language and literature
963
The use of the dialects in literature
974
Epic poetry and its characteristics
999
The use of language in ancient tragedy
1010
The use of language in ancient comedy
1021
Ancient Greek meter
1033
Language and literature
1045
The vocabulary of slavery
1056
The vocabulary of democracy
1062
The vocabulary of religion
1070
The vocabulary of legal terms
1080
Philosophical vocabulary
1089
Medical vocabulary
1104
EXXrVLax6c
1118
naQaSsLcroc
1137
Language and education in antiquity
1182
Atticism
1200
Bibliography
1213
Between
1237
The teaching of ancient Greek grammar and
1250
The pronunciation of Ancient Greek in modern times
1266
Ancient vernacular and purist Greek language
1280
Language and translation
1296
Introduction
1315
APPENDIX II
1334
The language of Greek katadesmoi and magical papyri
1347
Prophetic discourse
1367
The language of the gods in Homer
1377
Obscene language
1400
The speech of the barbarians in Ancient Greek
1408
Child talk in Ancient Greek literature
1416
Ancient Greek music
1428
Analogy and sound change in Ancient Greek
1437
An example of syntactic change
1443
Editions and translations of ancient texts
1470
Glossary
1491
The IPA symbols
1506
INDICES
1513
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