Hellenistic Literary Prose
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Hellenistic literary prose (HLP) is Greek prose literature composed during the period of Hellenism (323 – 31 BCE). No work written in HLP has been transmitted in full. Moreover, it is hard to draw an accurate picture of the evolution of HLP, because Hellenism lasted almost t…

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Carlo Vessella, “Hellenistic Literary Prose”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000173>
First published online: 2013

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