Greek/Latin Bilingualism
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Abstract

Bilingualism and multilingualism were normal conditions for the urban societies in the Ancient World. Among the languages in contact with Greek in the Mediterranean basin, Latin has been the most influential as well as the most influenced by Greek itself, an influence resulting in a considerable amount of literary and epigraphic evidence.

Greek and Latin bilingualism was the condition of users of Greek and Latin who mastered varieties of both languages to some degree, authored texts displaying elements belong…

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Luca Lorenzetti, “Greek/Latin Bilingualism”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 18 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000171>
First published online: 2013



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