Cretan
(2,005 words)

Abstract

The Cretan dialect is a Doric dialect of Greek that was spoken on the island of Crete. It is known only from epigraphical material, with more than two thousand texts (especially laws and treatises of alliance), dating from the 8th to the 1st c. BCE.

Cretan is a Doric dialect of Greek that was spoken on the island of Crete. It is known only through epigraphy, with more than two thousand texts (especially laws and treatises of alliance), dati…

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Monique Bile, “Cretan”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 19 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000440>
First published online: 2013



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