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I. Byzantine Middle Ages and Modern Period (CT)

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A. Prefatory Remarks on Method (CT)

The terms 'Middle Greek' and 'Modern Greek' are adopted only as conventions. Their use in the literature is based upon an unreliable application of Western European categories to entirely different practices in the Byzantine East [1]. Fundamental for the following outline is the dichotomy 'written' vs. 'oral' a…

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Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg) and Berschin, Walter (Heidelberg), “Greek”, 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 18 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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