Dialect in Aristophanes: The Politics of Language in Ancient Greek Literature

Dialect in Aristophanes: The Politics of Language in Ancient Greek Literature

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by Stephen Colvin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198152493

ISBN-13: 9780198152491

Pub. Date: 10/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Did the Greeks find it amusing, irritating, or threatening when they heard another Greek speaking in a different dialect? This book exploits the evidence of ancient Greek comedy in an attempt to answer some of the questions about ancient language attitudes. Colvin draws conclusions from a comparative study of the language of dialect speaking characters and other

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Did the Greeks find it amusing, irritating, or threatening when they heard another Greek speaking in a different dialect? This book exploits the evidence of ancient Greek comedy in an attempt to answer some of the questions about ancient language attitudes. Colvin draws conclusions from a comparative study of the language of dialect speaking characters and other foreigners in Old Comedy, and on an examination of linguistic attitudes in other genres of Greek literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198152491
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
Oxford Classical Monographs Series
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1230L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Editions and Abbreviations
1Investigating Language Attitude1
2The Language of Foreigners in Greek Literature39
3The Text of Aristophanes90
4Non-Attic Dialect in Aristophanes119
5Old Comedy: Shorter Passages and Fragments264
6Dialect in Old Comedy: Recapitulation296
AppSources for Laconian, Megarian, and Boeotian Dialect309
Short Glossary of Linguistic Terms313
References316
General Index335
Index of Greek Words341

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