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date: 06 August 2020

Greek language 

Source:
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Author(s):
Anna Morpurgo DaviesAnna Morpurgo Davies

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 Asia, Africa, and Italy. It is the European (and Indo-European) language with the longest attested history; the first documents belong to the second half of the second millennium ... ...

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