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By Stephen Colvin

A short background of historic Greek accessibly depicts the social heritage of this historic language from its Indo-European roots to the current day.

  • Explains key relationships among the language and literature of the Classical interval (500 - three hundred BC)
  • Provides a social heritage of the language which transliterates and interprets all Greek as applicable, and is hence available to readers who be aware of very little Greek 
  • Written within the framework of recent sociolinguistic thought, referring to the advance of historic Greek to its social and political context
  • Reflects the most recent pondering on topics reminiscent of Koiné Greek and the connection among literary and vernacular Greek

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