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Arcadian
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Arcadian is documented through inscriptions (most important sites: Mantinea, Orchomenos, Tegea), which since the middle of the 4th cent. BC show traces of the influence of supradialectic official languages; in official documents in Achaean-Dor. koina (from the second half of the 3rd cent. BC) Arcadian appears only seldom; the Hellenistic koine prevailed toward the end of the 1st cent. BC. Glosses also provide reliable material (see below).

Arcadian is relatively unified but not without local variations, and it demonstrates in addition to similari…

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García-Ramón, José Luis (Cologne), “Arcadian”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 21 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e200040>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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