Homeric Greek

Homeric Greek

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Homeric Greek is the form of Ancient Greek that was used by Homer in the Iliad and Odyssey. It is an archaic version of Ionic Greek, with admixtures from certain other dialects, such as Aeolic Greek. It later served as the basis of Epic Greek, the language of epic poetry, typically in dactylic hexameter, of poets such as Hesiod. Unlike later forms of the language, Homeric Greek did not have available in most circumstances a true definite article. Compositions in Epic Greek may date from as late as the 3rd century AD, though its decline was inevitable with the rise of Koine Greek.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135735071
  • 9786135735079