By Egbert J. Bakker
A finished account of the language of old Greek civilization in one quantity, with contributions from best overseas students protecting the old, geographical, sociolinguistic, and literary views of the language. a set of 36 unique essays by way of a group of overseas scholarsTreats the survival and transmission of old GreekIncludes discussions on phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics
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Schmidhauser, revisiting some of the philosophical territory and considering it from the viewpoint of the prehistory of linguistics, traces the “birth” of grammar to the Stoics; their hierarchy of constitutive elements of language (writable sound, syllable, word, sentence) as well as their distinction of “parts of speech” will prove very influential. Schmidhauser shows how the great grammarian Apollonius Dyscolus as well as the subsequent grammatical tradition are indebted to it in spite of some important semantic modifications.
The language of the Linear B tablets, he shows, may be highly archaic in some respects, but it is not to be equated with Proto-Greek: some of its features are shared with only a subset of the dialects we know from the Archaic and Classical ages. Those dialects are the subject of Stephen Colvin’s chapter, which shifts the focus from time to space, the space of the Greek language. In his discussion of the geographical variants of Greek, Colvin resists the earlier paradigm of diversity developing out of an original unity in some kind of “autonomous” development.
Oxy. B. P. Grenfell, A. S. , The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, London 1898– PP La parola del passato PPar. J. A. Letronne, W. Brunet de Presle, and E. Strasb F. Tebt. Aphrod R. , I Papiri Vaticani di Aphrodito, Rome 1980 QUCC Quaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica Abbreviations of Modern Sources xxxiii RAAO Revue d’assyriologie et d’archéologie orientale Radt S. Radt, Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta. Vol. 4: Sophocles, rev. edn, Berlin 1999 RANL Rendiconti dell’Accademia nazionale dei Lincei RBPH Revue belge de philologie et d’histoire REA Revue des études anciennes REAug Revue des études augustiniennes REB Revue des études byzantines REG Revue des études grecques Rend.