By Egbert J. Bakker
A accomplished account of the language of historic Greek civilization in one quantity, with contributions from best foreign students overlaying the old, geographical, sociolinguistic, and literary views of the language. a set of 36 unique essays through a workforce of foreign scholarsTreats the survival and transmission of old GreekIncludes discussions on phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics
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Osborne, Greek Historical Inscriptions, 404–323 BC, Oxford 2003 SB Sammelbuch griechischer Urkunden aus Ägypten SCI Studia Classica Israelica S-D E. Schwyzer and A. Debrunner, Griechische Grammatik, vol. 2, Munich 1950 SEG Supplementum epigraphicum graecum, Leiden 1923– SGDI H. Collitz, F. , Sammlung der griechischen Dialektinschriften, Göttingen 1884–1915 SGLG Sammlung griechischer und lateinischer Grammatiker SMEA Studi micenei ed egeo-anatolici SNG Sylloge nummorum graecorum. Cl. Studii clasice SVF H.
Iranian Isaur. Isauria KN Knossos tablets (Linear B) Lac. Laconian Lat. Latin Lesb. Gk Late Medieval Greek loc. locative Luw. Luwian Lyc. Lycia Lycaon. Lycaonia Lyd. Lydian/Lydia masc. masculine mid. middle Mid. Pers. Middle Persian mod. modern Mod. Gk Modern Greek Mod. Pers. Modern Persian xxxvii xxxviii Linguistic and Other Abbreviations Myc. Mycenaean Mys. Mysia neut. neuter nom. nominative NW. Northwest OL Old Latin OP Old Persian opt. optative Pamph. Pamphylia Parth. Parthian pass. -Ion. Proto-Attic-Ionic pf.
Such a reductive, purely linguistic, model, he argues, obscures such complicating factors as ethnic identity and language contact. These factors come directly to the fore in the remaining chapters in this section, which deal with the rich set of phenomena, linguistic and social, resulting from the encounter between speakers of Greek with the languages surrounding it, or – and no less important – between the speakers of those languages and Greek. Shane Hawkins gives an overview of the evidence we have, directly linguistic or indirectly literary, for the contacts between Greek and its speakers and a variety of languages in the Near East.