Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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Subject: Language and Linguistics

General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis
Associate Editors: Vit Bubenik, Emilio Crespo, Chris Golston, Alexandra Lianeri, Silvia Luraghi, Stephanos Matthaios

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics (EAGLL) is a unique work that brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. It is an indispensable research tool for scholars and students of Greek, of linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical literature.

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Author(s): Chris Golston
Abstract Haplology is the loss of a syllable that is similar to a syllable nearby. Haplology is the loss of a syllable that is similar to a syllable nearby, as when Latin nutritrix ‘nurse’ became nutrix through loss of the repeated tri, or when English Anglaland ‘land of the Angles’ became England through loss of the repeated la. The phenomenon was named by Maurice Bloomfield (1896) in connection with Vedic Sanskrit rujā́nāḥ, which he derived from *rujāná-nās ‘with broken nose’ through loss of before nās. Haplology is a special case of the Obligatory Contour Principle, the ge…
Date: 2013-11-01

Hellenistic Literary Prose

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Author(s): Carlo Vessella
Abstract Hellenistic literary prose (HLP) is Greek prose literature composed during the period of Hellenism (323 – 31 BCE). No work written in HLP has been transmitted in full. Moreover, it is hard to draw an accurate picture of the evolution of HLP, because H…
Date: 2013-11-01

Hellenistic Poetry, Diction of

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Author(s): María Teresa Molinos
Abstract The term Hellenistic Poetry usually refers to literature composed in verse between the death of Alexander the Great and the battle of Actium (323-31 BCE). The Hellenistic poets (Callimachus, Apollonius, Theocritus, Herodas, Aratus, Nicander, and others whose poems have in part been preserved in the Greek Anthology), some of whom are closely associated…
Date: 2013-11-01


(700 words)

Author(s): Vit Bubenik
Date: 2013-11-01