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Literary Prose
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The phrase literary prose refers to Ancient Greek texts that, written in prose, have a literary purpose. The Ancient Greeks’ concern for the formal, stylistic or artistic aspects of their prose leads them to including in this definition some genres that, in modern languages, would be out of the literary sphere, such as history, philosophy or scientific prose. This entry pays attention to the literary use of the Ancient Greek language (dialectal and …

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Maria Dolores Jiménez Lopez, “Literary Prose”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 29 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000223>
First published online: 2013

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