Medieval and Modern Greek / Edition 2by Robert Browning
Pub. Date: 08/18/1983
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
To speakers of modern Greek the Homeric poems of the 7th century BC are not written in a foreign language. The Greek language has enjoyed a continuous tradition from earliest times until now. This book traces its history from the immediately post-classical or Hellenistic period to the present day. The aim is both to analyse the changing structure of a language stabilised by a peculiarly long and continuous literary tradition, and to show how changing historical circumstances are reflected in its development. In particular the historical roots of modern Greek's internal bilingualism are traced.
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Table of ContentsPreface; 1. Introductory; 2. Greek in the Hellenistic world and the Roman empire; 3. The Greek language in the early middle ages (6th century–1100); 4. The Greek Language in the later middle ages (1100–1453); 5. Greek in the Turkish period; 6. The development of the national language; 7. The dialects of modern Greek; Bibliography; Index of Greek words mentioned in the text.
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