Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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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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Rhetorical Tradition in Ancient Linguistics

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Author(s): Casper C. de Jonge
Abstract Ancient linguistics was not confined to one discipline. Greek and Roman ideas on language were developed and employed in such diverse disciplines as philosophy, philology, technical grammar and rhetoric. The connections between these intellectual disciplines were strong. Rhetoricians made effective use of theories that were developed in the context of grammar, especially in the study of stylistic expression. In Greek rhetorical theory, correctness of language was regarded as an essential…
Date: 2013-11-01

Rhodian

(1,080 words)

Author(s): Araceli Striano
Abstract The Rhodian dialect is the Doric variant spoken on the island of Rhodes, which is situated in the southeast of the Aegean Sea, and in the so-called ‘Rhodian Peraea’, in the territory of the region of Caria in Asia Minor, located opposite the island. The Rhodian dialect is a Doric variant spoken on the island of Rhodes, which is situated in the southeast of the Aegean Sea, and in the so-called ‘Rhodian Peraea’, in the territory of the region of Caria in Asia Minor, located opposite the island. The Rhodians were involved in the founding of the Sicilian settlements of Gela and Agrigentum, t…
Date: 2013-11-01

Rhotacism

(597 words)

Author(s): Jesse Lundquist
Abstract The term rhotacism refers to the replacement of a non [r] sound with [r], in the case of Greek referring to the rare change [s] > [r] intervocalically and word-finally.   The term rhotacism refers to the replacement of a non [r] sound with [r]; more specifically in the case of Greek this phenomenon refers to the change [s] > [r] intervocalically and less commonly in word-final position. The term derives ultimately from the name of the Greek letter ‘rho’ (cf. the linguistic term ‘rhotic’). The change of s > r occurred primarily in two Greek dialects: it is attested epigraphica…
Date: 2013-11-01

Riddles

(691 words)

Author(s): Joshua T. Katz
Abstract Riddles ( ainígmata, grîphoi) are known from all periods of Greek from Homer onward; the most famous example is that of the Sphinx. These linguistically playful questions or statements requiring ingenuity to answer or interpret play a role in the classical symposium and are considered in connection with metaphors by Aristotle. Riddles ‒ linguistically playful questions or statements that require ingenuity to answer or interpret ‒ are found the world over, part of both the carefree language of children and the most serious and elaborate f…
Date: 2014-01-22

R (index)

(2,619 words)

Rabbinic Hebrew Greek Loanwords in Hebrew and Aramaic Rabbula of Edessa Greek and Syriac | Translation of Greek Texts in Late Antiquity Rabe, Hugo Orthography ( orthographía), Ancient Theories of Rabin, Chaim Bilingualism, Diglossia and Literacy in First-Century Jewish Palestine Rabirius Roman Translation of Greek Texts Race, William Deixis (including 1st and 2nd Person) | Greek Lyric Poetry, Translation Racine, Jean Greek Lyric Poetry, Translation Radden, Günter Agency and Causation | Cognitive Linguistics and Greek Rademaker, Adriaan Cognitive Linguistics and Greek Raderma…

Rix's Law

(9 words)

Abstract   See Laryngeal Changes Bibliography  
Date: 2014-01-27