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Greek and Latin
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Social, historical and geographical varieties of Greek and Latin have been in contact for more than two millennia, possibly from Mycenaean times to Byzantium, with a subsequent great impact on the development of both languages. Through the analysis of their mutual influences it is possible to investigate the extent and the nature of the relationships between the two great civilizations of the ancient Western world.

Greek and Latin, the languages of the two greatest cultures of the ancient Western world, have been in contact through mo…

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Luca Lorenzetti, “Greek and Latin”, 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_00000157>
First published online: 2013

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