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Attic
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Abstract

Attic was the Ancient Greek dialect spoken on the peninsula of Attica in Eastern Greece, which included Athens. Attic has been very well documented since the introduction of the alphabet in the 8th c. BCE. In the 5th c. it was the language of the Delian League, and in the 4th c. it was transformed…

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Sven-Tage Teodorsson, “Attic”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 08 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000038>
First published online: 2013



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