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Contact through Translation
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The most important translation of a literary text in the ancient world is the translation of the Bible. In the case of both the Old and the New Testament, Gk. has served as the basis for translations into other languages. Such translations have been the vehicle for the spread of grammatical constructions, and they have creat…

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Silvia Luraghi, “Contact through Translation”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 24 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000079>
First published online: 2013

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