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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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3,712 words
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[This entry includes two subentries, on the Greek language and on the pronunciation of ancient Greek.]

Greek

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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85 words

Indo-European language spoken in Greece since c.2000 bc. In ancient Greece there were several dialects: Attic, spoken in

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Anna Morpurgo Davies

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
4,363 words
In the Classical period Greek was spoken in mainland Greece (including the Peloponnese), in the islands of the Aegean (including Crete, Rhodes, and Cyprus), and in the Greek colonies in ... More
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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
230 words

The language of the NT writings was a development of classical (Attic) Greek, much as modern English has changed since

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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599 words
The late Byzantine Greek of the Renaissance is the classic example of what linguists call a diglossic language, which is one in which a formal, consciously archaic language is used ... More
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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, History
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123 words

Outside Greece, Greek was much less known in Europe in medieval times than was Latin, and was largely limited to

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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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Current Version:
2008

The Greek of the texts from the Judean Desert, both literary and nonliterary, is the koine, a common language

Greek

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
5,599 words
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A highly inflected language, Greek encodes the syntactical structure of the sentence by accentuation of words rather than by word

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International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Linguistics
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5,044 words
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The Greek language is the only certain representative of the branch of I[ndo-]E[uropean] also commonly known as Greek (or Hellenic);

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1,068 words

This language belongs to the western branch of the Indo‐European language group, along with the Germanic, Italic, and Celtic families.

Greek Outside the Empire

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Robert Browning and Alexander Kazhdan

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
399 words

long remained in use as a vernacular or as a learned language. In Syria and Palestine some monasteries, esp. the Lavra of St. ...

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