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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 grammat…

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Maria Dolores Jiménez Lopez, “Literary Prose”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 01 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000223>
First published online: 2013

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