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Development of the Greek Language 2 : Theocritus and European Pastoral Poetry - Wendy Moleas

Development of the Greek Language 2

Theocritus and European Pastoral Poetry

Paperback Published: 25th March 2004
ISBN: 9781853996757
Number Of Pages: 144

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First published in 1989, "The Development of the Greek Language" is aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at readers who know ancient Greek. It aims to show how accessible modern Greek is, once the basic adaptations over time are understood. For speakers of Greek, the book provides an overview of the language's past. For those with no Greek, the historical introductions and the translations of the extracts serve as an introduction to the Greeks and their language. The chapters trace the long march of the language from the use of Greek in the Linear B tablets through the classical, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Frankish/Venetian, Ottoman and post-independence periods to the present day. The developments are illustrated within their historical context and the extracts give a taste of the literature of a period as well as providing examples of changes in the language, which are explained in the grammatical points that follow. This second edition has been revised throughout. The translations are more literal, to enable a clearer understanding of the Greek text, and a new appendix summarises the grammar of Standard Modern Greek. Finally, an up-to-date and fuller bibliography provides a useful guide for further study.

Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
Prehistoric and ancient Greekp. 1
The beginnings of modern Greek - the common dialect ([actual symbol not reproducible] [actual symbol not reproducible] [actual symbol not reproducible]) : third century BC-eleventh century ADp. 15
Greece under Frankish, Venetian and Turkish domination : twelfth century-eighteenth centuryp. 39
Independence and the formation of a national language : nineteenth and twentieth centuriesp. 73
A selection of readings : 1896-2001p. 95
Notesp. 117
Linear Bp. 121
The Greek alphabetp. 123
The pronunciation of standard modern Greekp. 125
A summary of the grammar of standard modern Greekp. 127
Bibliographyp. 131
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ISBN: 9781853996757
ISBN-10: 1853996750
Series: Bcppaperbacks
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 25th March 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.57 x 15.49  x 0.81
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition