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Thessalian
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Records of Thessalian in the Archaic and Classical Periods are rare (exception: the inscription of Sotaerus from Thetonium in western Thessaly, 5th cent. BC). They only become more numerous from the end of the 3rd cent. BC (sites: Larisa [3], Atrax, Crannon, Pherae, Scotussa; Cierium, Pharsalus; Metropolis [4]; Phalanna). In addition, there are c. 100 extant Thessalian glosses. Thessalian is relatively homogeneous. The sources are insufficient to allow for a secure distinction between East and West Thessalian (e.g. gen. sing. -οι(ο)/-oi(o), inf. -εμεν/-emen in …

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García-Ramón, José Luis (Cologne), “Thessalian”, 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 23 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1210920>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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