A Companion to the Ancient Greek Language

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Egbert J. Bakker
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 28, 2010 - Foreign Language Study - 704 pages
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A comprehensive account of the language of Ancient Greek civilization in a single volume, with contributions from leading international scholars covering the historical, geographical, sociolinguistic, and literary perspectives of the language.
  • A collection of 36 original essays by a team of international scholars
  • Treats the survival and transmission of Ancient Greek
  • Includes discussions on phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
PART I The Sources
9
PART II The Language
83
PART III Greek in Time and Space Historical and Geographical Connections
169
PART IV Greek in Context
295
PART V Greek as Literature
355
PART VI The Study of Greek
483
PART VII Beyond Antiquity
525
Bibliography
588
Index
639
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Egbert J. Bakker is Professor of Classics at Yale University. He is the author of Poetry in Speech: Orality and Homeric Discourse (1997) and Pointing at the Past: From Formula to Performance in Homeric Poetics (2005) and the co-editor with A. Kahane of Written Voices, Spoken Signs: Tradition, Performance, and Epic Text (1997). He has published widely on various aspects of the Greek language, in particular, pragmatics, discourse analysis, and speaking versus writing.

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