A Companion to the Ancient Greek Language (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A Companion to the Ancient Greek Language (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

By: Egbert J. Bakker (editor)Hardback

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A comprehensive account of the language of Ancient Greek civilization in a single volume, with contributions from leading international scholars covering the historical, geographical, sociolinguistic, and literary perspectives of the language. * A collection of 36 original essays by a team of international scholars * Treats the survival and transmission of Ancient Greek * Includes discussions on phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics

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Egbert J. Bakker is Professor of Classics at Yale University. He is the author of Poetry in Speech: Orality and Homeric Discourse (1997) and Pointing at the Past: From Formula to Performance in Homeric Poetics (2005) and the co-editor with A. Kahane of Written Voices, Spoken Signs: Tradition, Performance, and Epic Text (1997). He has published widely on various aspects of the Greek language, in particular, pragmatics, discourse analysis, and speaking versus writing.


List of Figures viii

List of Tables ix

Notes on Contributors xii

Symbols Used xviii

Abbreviations of Ancient Authors and Works xix

Abbreviations of Modern Sources xxviii

Linguistic and Other Abbreviations xxxv

1 Introduction 1 Egbert J. Bakker

PART I The Sources 9

2 Mycenaean Texts: The Linear B Tablets 11 Silvia Ferrara

3 Phoinike ia Grammata: An Alphabet for the Greek Language25 Roger D. Woodard

4 Inscriptions 47 Rudolf Wachter

5 Papyri 62 Arthur Verhoogt

6 The Manuscript Tradition 69 Niels Gaul

PART II The Language 83

7 Phonology 85 Philomen Probert

8 Morphology and Word Formation 104 Michael Weiss

9 Semantics and Vocabulary 120 Michael Clarke

10 Syntax 134 Evert van Emde Boas and Luuk Huitink

11 Pragmatics: Speech and Text 151 Egbert J. Bakker

PART III Greek in Time and Space: Historical and GeographicalConnections 169

12 Greek and Proto-Indo-European 171 Jeremy Rau

13 Mycenaean Greek 189 Rupert Thompson

14 Greek Dialects in the Archaic and Classical Ages 200 Stephen Colvin

15 Greek and the Languages of Asia Minor to the Classical Period213 Shane Hawkins

16 Linguistic Diversity in Asia Minor during the Empire: Koineand Non-Greek Languages 228 Claude Brixhe

17 Greek in Egypt 253 Sofia Torallas Tovar

18 Jewish and Christian Greek 267 Coulter H. George

19 Greek and Latin Bilingualism 281 Bruno Rochette

PART IV Greek in Context 295

20 Register Variation 297 Andreas Willi

21 Female Speech 311 Thorsten Fogen

22 Forms of Address and Markers of Status 327 Eleanor Dickey

23 Technical Languages: Science and Medicine 338 Francesca Schironi

PART V Greek as Literature 355

24 Inherited Poetics 357 Joshua T. Katz

25 Language and Meter 370 Gregory Nagy

26 Literary Dialects 388 Olga Tribulato

27 The Greek of Epic 401 Olav Hackstein

28 The Language of Greek Lyric Poetry 424 Michael Silk

29 The Greek of Athenian Tragedy 441 Richard Rutherford

30 Kunstprosa: Philosophy, History, Oratory 455 Victor Bers

31 The Literary Heritage as Language: Atticism and the SecondSophistic 468 Lawrence Kim

PART VI The Study of Greek 483

32 Greek Philosophers on Language 485 Casper C. de Jonge and Johannes M. van Ophuijsen

33 The Birth of Grammar in Greece 499 Andreas U. Schmidhauser

34 Language as a System in Ancient Rhetoric and Grammar512 James I. Porter

PART VII Beyond Antiquity 525

35 Byzantine Literature and the Classical Past 527 Staffan Wahlgren

36 Medieval and Early Modern Greek 539 David Holton and Io Manolessou

37 Modern Greek 564 Peter Mackridge

Bibliography 588

Index 639

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/03/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781405153263
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 704
  • ID: 9781405153263
  • weight: 1284
  • ISBN10: 1405153261

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