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Ionic is a Greek dialect group characterized by a number of features, some of them specific to it and others shared with other dialects. Ionic was the dialectal base of several literary languages of the Archaic and Classical periods, in both poetry and prose. There are three varieties of Ionic: the dialect of Euboea (West Ionic), the Ionic of Asia Minor (East Ionic) and the Ionic of the Cyclades (Centra…

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María Luisa del Barrio, “Ionic”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000194>
First published online: 2013

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