Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

Get access

(4,990 words)


Ionic is a Greek dialect group characterized by a number of features, some of them specific to it and others shared with other dialects. Ionic was the dialectal base of several literary languages of the Archaic and Classical periods, in both poetry and prose. There are three varieties of Ionic: the dialect of Euboea (West Ionic), the Ionic of Asia Minor (East Ionic) and the Ionic of the Cyclades …

Cite this page
María Luisa del Barrio, “Ionic”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 07 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000194>
First published online: 2013

▲   Back to top   ▲