A Companion to the Ancient Greek Language by Egbert J. Bakker

By Egbert J. Bakker

A complete account of the language of historical Greek civilization in one quantity, with contributions from top overseas students overlaying the ancient, geographical, sociolinguistic, and literary views of the language.

  • a suite of 36 unique essays via a workforce of foreign students
  • Treats the survival and transmission of old Greek
  • contains discussions on phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics

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George’s chapter, but here the “interfering” languages are Hebrew and Aramaic and the bilingual context is not everyday interaction, but the translation of the biblical scriptures. George shows that the syntax of the Greek Old and New Testament reflects the patterns of the original text and language, over and above the features that it derives from the evolution of the language itself in the development of Koine. The contact between Greek and Latin, finally, is discussed by Bruno Rochette. The interactions between the two languages are intimately connected with Roman identity and the Roman Empire and are apparent in the complex bilingual habits of cultured Romans.

Stuart Jones, Oxford 1925–40 MAMA Monumenta Asiae Minoris Antiqua, Manchester 1928– MEG Medioevo Greco MH Museum Helveticum ML R. Meiggs and D. M. Lewis, A Selection of Greek Historical Inscriptions to the End of the Fifth Century BC, rev. edn, Oxford 1988 MSS Münchener Studien zur Sprachwissenschaft M-W R. Merkelbach and M. L. West, Fragmenta Hesiodea, Oxford 1967 MXG H. Diels, Aristotelis qui fertur de Melisso, Xenophane, Gorgia libellus. Philosophische und historische Abhandlungen der königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, Berlin 1900 NAGVI R.

Genitive Germ. German Gk Greek Linguistic and Other Abbreviations Heb. Hebrew Hier. Luw. Hieroglyphic Luwian Hitt. Hittite Hom. Homeric IE Indo-European imp. imperative imperf. imperfect indic. indicative inf. infinitive instr. instrumental intr. intransitive Ion. Ionic Iran. 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.

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