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Arcadian was the Greek dialect spoken in the region of Arcadia. There is no literary evidence of Arcadian. Epigraphic documentation of the dialect is not only scarce but also irregular, as there are just over 15 inscriptions that, due to their length, are relevant to the study of the dialect; two date to the 5th c. BCE and almost all others to the 4th c. BCE. The texts from the 3rd c. BCE already show traits of a Doricized Koiná…

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Antonio Lillo, “Arcadian”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000032>
First published online: 2013

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