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A Historical Greek Reader
Mycenaean to the Koine
by Stephen Colvin
- Genres: classics
- Format: paperback, 300 pages
- Author: Stephen Colvin
- Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
- Release date: January 6, 2008
- ISBN: 9780199226603 (0199226601)
- Language: english
About The Book
A Historical Greek Reader provides an introduction to the history of the ancient Greek language by means of a series of texts with linguistic commentary, cross-referenced to each other and to a reference grammar at the front. It offers a selection of epigraphic and literary texts from the Mycenaean period (roughly the fourteenth century BC) to the koin� (the latest text dates to the second century AD), and includes a wide range of Greek dialect texts. The epigraphic section balances a number of well-known inscriptions with recent discoveries that may not be easily available elsewhere; a selection of literary texts traces major developments in the language of Greek poetry and literary prose. The book finishes with an account of the linguistic and sociolinguistic background of koin� Greek. The commentary assumes no prior knowledge of Greek historical linguistics, but provides a basic amount of up-to-date bibliography so that advanced students and others can pursue linguistic issues at greater depth where necessary.
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