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Brief History of Ancient Greek (Stephen Colvin) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014) 9781405149259
Brief History of Ancient Greek (Stephen Colvin) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014) 9781405149259
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Title: A Brief History of Ancient Greek

Author: Colvin, Stephen

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2014

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781405149259

Volumes: 1; Pages: 232

List Price in Cloth: $102.95 Our price: $89.99

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A Brief History of Ancient Greek accessibly depicts the social history of this ancient language from its Indo-European roots to the present day.* Explains key relationships between the language and literature of the Classical period (500 - 300 BC)* Provides a social history of the language which transliterates and translates all Greek as appropriate, and is therefore accessible to readers who know little or no Greek * Written in the framework of modern sociolinguistic theory, relating the development of Ancient Greek to its social and political context* Reflects the latest thinking on subjects such as Koin� Greek and the relationship between literary and vernacular GreekTable of ContentsList of Figures viPreface and Acknowledgments vii1 The Indo-European Beginnings 12 An Aegean Co-Production 173 Mycenean Greek 324 The Dark Ages 515 The Alphabet 686 The Greek Dialects 897 Homer and the Epic Tradition 1138 The Language of Greek Poetry 1349 Bare Words: The Start of a Common Language 15610 Greek to Romaic and Back 178Appendix: The Greek Alphabet and Pronunciation 200Abbreviations and Symbols 202Glossary 204References 207Index 211
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