The Greek Language

The Greek Language

by Leonard R Palmer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0806128445

ISBN-13: 9780806128443

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

In this companion volume to his earlier work, The Latin Language, Leonard R. Palmer now provides a history of The Greek Language, including an overview of the coming of the Greeks, the Linear B. Tablets, the Greek dialects, genres (in poetry and prose), and a comparative-historical grammar. Palmer discusses the transformation of the Greek language from its…  See more details below

Overview

In this companion volume to his earlier work, The Latin Language, Leonard R. Palmer now provides a history of The Greek Language, including an overview of the coming of the Greeks, the Linear B. Tablets, the Greek dialects, genres (in poetry and prose), and a comparative-historical grammar. Palmer discusses the transformation of the Greek language from its Indo-European roots, through the Bronze and Dark Ages, to the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods and beyond. Major authors and genres are discussed throughout the history, including essays on Homer, Melic poetry, tragedy, Herodotus and Thucydides.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806128443
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures in the Text
Preface
IThe Prehistory of the Greek Language3
IIThe Earliest Texts: The Linear B Tablets27
IIIThe Greek Dialects57
IVThe Literary Languages: Poetry83
VThe Literary Languages: Prose142
VIPost-Classical Greek174
VIIWriting and Pronunciation201
VIIIPhonology212
IXMorphology246
Bibliography316
List of Abbreviations321
List of Symbols322
Subject Index323
Index of Greek Words and Affixes333
Index of Linear B Words352

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >