From Alexandria to Babylon

From Alexandria to Babylon : Near Eastern Languages and Hellenistic Erudition in the Oxyrhynchus Glossary (P.Oxy. 1802 + 4812)

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This is an edition with introduction and detailed commentary of the Oxyrhynchus Glossary, a lexicon preserved in several papyrus fragments with glosses taken from Greek, Greek dialects and "foreign languages", especially Near-Eastern languages. In the entries many historians, periegetes, mythographers of Hellenistic time are quoted. The Oxyrhynchus Glossary is a unique document for the history of Greek lexicography as well as for the study of the relationship between Greek and non-Greek languages and the problems related to linguistic exchanges in the Near Eastern areas.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 176 pages
  • De Gruyter
  • Berlin, Germany
  • 14 plates; 26 Illustrations, black and white
  • 3110215403
  • 9783110215403

About Francesca Schironi

Francesca Schironi, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA,USA.show more