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A complete account of the language of historical Greek civilization in one quantity, with contributions from prime foreign students protecting the ancient, geographical, sociolinguistic, and literary views of the language. a suite of 36 unique essays by way of a crew of overseas scholarsTreats the survival and transmission of historic GreekIncludes discussions on phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics

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Sammlung der griechischen Dialektinschriften, Göttingen 1884–1915 SGLG Sammlung griechischer und lateinischer Grammatiker SMEA Studi micenei ed egeo-anatolici SNG Sylloge nummorum graecorum. Cl. Studii clasice SVF H. von Arnim, Stoicorum Veterum Fragmenta, 4 vols, Leipzig 1905–24 Syll3 W. Dittenberger, Sylloge inscriptionum graecarum, 3rd edn, 4 vols, Leipzig 1915–24 (repr. Hildesheim 1982) xxxiv Abbreviations of Modern Sources TAM Tituli Asiae Minoris, Vienna 1901– TAPA Transactions of the American Philological Association TAPhS Transactions of the American Philosophical Society THT Tocharische Handschriften Turfansammlung TLG Thesaurus Linguae Graecae TPS Transactions of the Philological Society UPZ Urkunden der Ptolemäerzeit Voigt E.

Matters are further complicated by the individual function of the voiceless plosive consonant series (/k/, /p/, /t/) to record voiced (/g/, /b/) and aspirated (/kh/, /ph/, /th/) plosive consonants (the only exception being the attested voiced dental /d/). Several other spelling conventions are deployed (for a full account, Documents 2) that complicate the linguistic interpretation, leading to the claim that the script clumsily straitjackets Mycenaean Greek into a system structurally inadequate for recording it.

In the adaptation of the resulting consonantal Semitic alphabet, Woodard, argues, Cypriot scribes must have played a key role, and Cyprus must have been the springboard for the expansion of the new invention over the Greek world. Rudolf Wachter and Arthur Verhoogt provide introductions to the study of the main types of documents and their materials that have come down to us from antiquity: inscriptions and papyri. , but also poetry and literature, in the form of funereal or dedicatory epigrams and copies of literary works from Roman Egypt.

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