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Thessalian is the ancient Aeolic dialect of Thessaly in Northern Greece, with several local varieties. The variants of Pelasgiotis (Larisa, Crannon; Phalanna in Perrhaebia) and Thessaliotis (Pharsalus, Cierium) are the best known. Thess. did not develop a literary language; epigraphic sources provide the information about the dialect. On the accentuation of Thess., one can only draw indirect conclusions. Useful s…

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Frits Waanders, “Thessalian”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013

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