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Transition from the Local Alphabets to the Ionic Script
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Abstract

This entry examines the transition from the local alphabets of archaic Greece to the Ionic script. Greek city-, tribal and federal states down to the end of the 5th c. BCE, in some cases even down to the first quarter of the 4th c., used their own local (epichoric) scripts. These scripts were substituted gradually by the East Ionic script fr…

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Angelos P. Matthaiou, “Transition from the Local Alphabets to the Ionic Script”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 08 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_000043>
First published online: 2013



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