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Koine, Features of
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Koine Greek is the Greek language commonly spoken and written in the eastern Mediterranean in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. It is impossible to describe fully the characteristics of a language spoken over so wide a geographical area, across a period of several centuries, and utilized across all levels of speech, from the most er…

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Sofia Torallas Tovar, “Koine, Features of”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000197>
First published online: 2013

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