A History of the Greek Language: From Its Origins to the Present
Greek is one of the few languages still known to us after three thousand years that are still spoken today. In this English translation of Francisco Rodriguez Adrados's "Historia de lengua griega," an overview is presented of the development of the Greek language at its different stages. Professor Adrados touches on a rich variety of topics, making "A History of the Greek Language" into a colourful collection of linguistic ideas.
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FROM COMMON GREEK TO THE DIALECTS
EPIC ELEGY AND CHORAL LYRIC
Colloquial koine and its variants
The evolution of the intellectual and scientific lexicon
Hellenised Latin and GreekLatin
Greek and other languages of antiquity
BYZANTINE GREEK AND ITS INFLUENCE
Description of Byzantine popular Greek
GREEK IN THE EUROPEAN LANGUAGES
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Achaean adjectives Adrados Aeol Aeolic Alcman alphabet ancient Arc.-Cyp Arcado-Cyprian archaisms Asia Minor Athens Attic prose Boeotian borrowings Byzantine Byzantium century bc century onwards characteristics choral lyric cited created Crete culture Cyprus derived diffusion Dorian invasion Dorians Doric doublets eighth century elegy elements epic language evolution example existence fifth century formulas fourth century genres Gorgias Greece Greek alphabet Greek dialects Greek language guage Hellenisms Hellenistic Herodotus Hesiod hexametric Hiersche Homeric language iambos Indo-European inflection influence innovations inscriptions Ion.-At Ionians Ionic Ionic prose Ionic-Attic isoglosses koine later Latin Lesbian lexical lexicon linguistic literary languages literature López Eire mentioned Modern Greek Mycenaean Mycenaean period nouns origin Pelasgians Peloponnese period phonetics poetic poetry poets popular preserved referred regard Roman second millennium seventh century sometimes spoken suffixes texts thematic Thessaly Thucydides tion tradition variants various verbs vocabulary vowels vulgar words