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History of Ancient Greek From the Beginnings to Late Antiquity

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ISBN-10: 0521833078

ISBN-13: 9780521833073

Edition: 2006

Authors: A. -F. Christidis

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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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Book details

List price: $369.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/11/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1660
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 2.75" tall
Weight: 5.148
Language: English

Anastassios-Fivos Christidis was Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Director of the Linguistics Section of the Centre for the Greek Language in Thessaloniki. He has previously published, in Greek, Language, Politics, Culture (1999) and Aspects of Language (2003).

Introduction
The Language Phenomenon
The Greek Language: Language and History
The Ancient Greek Dialects
Ancient Greek: Structure and Change
Greek in Contact with Other Languages
Translation Practices in Antiquity
Language and Civilization
The Ancient Greeks and Language
The Fortunes of Ancient Greek