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Comedy, Diction of
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Abstract

The language and diction of comedy, which we know mostly from the eleven complete plays of Aristophanes (Athens, ca 444-388 BCE), are extremely various and rich. On a predetermined dialectal basis (i.e., in the case of Aristophanes, the Attic dialect) and linguistic register (the col…

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Margherita Bellocchi, “Comedy, Diction of”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 22 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000063>
First published online: 2013



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