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Greek : a history of the language and its speakers

Author: Geoffrey Horrocks
Publisher: Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This new edition of Greek: A History of the Language and its Speakers reveals the trajectory of the Greek language from the Mycenaean period of the second millennium BC to the current day.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Horrocks
ISBN: 9781405134156 1405134151
OCLC Number: 754656579
Language Note: Breves textos en griego antiguo y moderno, traducidos al inglés.
Notes: Índice.
Description: xx, 505 p. : mapa
Contents: Pt. 1. Ancient Greek : from Mycenae to the Roman empire.The ancient Greek dialects --
Classical Greek : official and literary 'standards' --
The reise of Attic --
Greek in the Hellenistic period --
Greek in the Roman empire --
Spoken koine in the Roman world --
pt. 2. Byzantium : from Constantine to Mehmet the Conqueror. Historuical prelude --
Greek in the Byzantine empire : the major issues --
Byzantine belles lettres --
The written koine in Byzantium --
Spoken Greek in the Byzantine empire : the principal developments --
Texts in the "vernacular" --
pt. 3. Modern Greek : from the Ottoman empire to the European Union. Ottoman rule and the War of Independence --
Spoken Greek in the Ottoman period --
Written Greek in the Turkish period --
The History of the modern Greek state --
The 'language question' and its resolution.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Horrocks.

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