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Ancient Philosophers on Language
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From the Pre-Socratics to the Neoplatonists, ancient Greek philosophers formulated their approaches on language by focusing, in part, on the relation between language and reality. Their reflections on the ‘natural’ or ‘conventional’ character of language resulted in both extreme and mo…

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Paraskevi Kotzia ‎✝‎ and Maria Chriti, “Ancient Philosophers on Language”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 22 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000026>
First published online: 2013

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