Dialectology (diálektos), Ancient Theories of
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Ancient Greek was fragmented into several local varieties down to the Hellenistic age, but for a long time both the term diálektos (dialect) and study of the dialects lacked a systematic and scholarly dimension. After the advent of Koine – the first linguistic standard that Greece had – Greek…

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Olga Tribulato, “Dialectology (diálektos), Ancient Theories of”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000383>
First published online: 2013

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