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Orthography
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A. Principles

Orthography (Greek ὀρθογραφία/orthographía is recorded as the title of ancient works, e.g. of the grammarian Herodianus [1], cf. also Flavius Caper, De Orthographia), 'correct' writing, i.e. that conforming to the norm, was originally not a topic of historical linguists, because for a long time they considered written language only as a more or less deficient copy of spoken 'true' language, not as a subject of study in its own right; in this respect …

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Binder, Vera (Gießen), “Orthography”, 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 20 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e901660>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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