Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis
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The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics (EAGLL) is a unique work that brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. It is an indispensable research tool for scholars and students of Greek, of linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical literature.

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Ebert, J. Elean (and Olympia) Ecclesiasticus Greek and Hebrew Echembrotus Elegy, Diction of | Song and Recitation Eck, Werner Bilingualism, Diglossia and Literacy in First-Century Jewish Palestine ECKIΓΓΟΡΕΙΞ Greek and Celtic Ecloga of Attic names and verbs Dictionaries of Dialects: From Antiquity to the Byzantine Period Edessa Arabic Tradition, Translation | Greek and Syriac | Translation of Greek Texts in Late Antiquity Edgerton, Franklin Movable s edges Syllables Edict of Milan Attitudes to Language Edlow, R. Blair Figures ( skhḗmata), Ancient Theories of Edmondson, Jerold …

Elean (and Olympia)

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Author(s): Sophie Minon
Abstract Elean is a Doric dialect akin to dialects of north-western Greece, particularly as evidenced by its nominal and verbal morphology. Exclusive Eleisms are mostly phonetic: the vocalic system has 6 long vowels, with open vowels prevailing over the closed, as well as consonantal stops weakened by spirantization and vanishing spirants. In the most ancient legal texts, one syntactic feature is an exclusive and quite paradoxical Eleism: the potential optative is used in the apodosis as well as …
Date: 2014-01-22

Elegy, Diction of

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Author(s): George Hinge
Abstract The language of Archaic and Classical Greek elegy is closely related to that of epic poetry, such as Homer. Its surface is primarily (East) Ionic, but the underlying structure is the Panhellenic poetic language. The diction of elegy avoids both the archaic excesses of Homer and the parochial features of Ionic. 1. Introduction In the Classical Age, the Greek language had no single common standard (like the Hellenistic Koine (Koine, Features of; Koine, Origins of)). The Greek-speaking world was still divided into numerous autonomous city st…
Date: 2013-11-01


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Author(s): Alcorac Alonso Déniz
Abstract In Ancient Greek elision is the complete elimination of a vowel (generally short) that is followed by another vowel in composition or at word-juncture. Elision (Lat. elisiō, Gr. ékthlipsis, from ekthlíbō ‘squeeze out’) is the complete elimination of a vowel followed by another vowel. With crasis (or contraction) and aphaeresis, it is one of the strategies to eliminate vowel hiatus. In Ancient Greek elision occurs in the domain of composition (compound nouns) and word-juncture:        epágō ‘lead on’ = epı́ + ágō, ep’ ṓmōn ‘over the shoulders’ = epı́ + ṓmōn        philánthrōpos
Date: 2013-11-01