Attic Greek

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  • Info Attic Greek is the main Greek dialect that was spoken in ancient Attica, which includes Athens. more...
  • All the following sounds are thought to have been plosives in Attic Greek.
  • Later in Attic Greek, they were always pronounced together.
  • The examples below are intended to represent Attic Greek in the 5th century BC.
  • They avoided vocabulary unknown to Attic Greek and inserted an explanation when they had to use contemporary words.
  • Attic Greek, like other dialects, was originally written in a local variant of the Greek alphabet.
  • Attic Greek has a definite article, but no indefinite article.
  • Xenophon's works cover a wide range of genres and are written in very uncomplicated Attic Greek.
  • Both derived their materials from the same sources, and in style both aimed at the greatest perfection of the genuine Attic Greek.
  • Attic Greek evolved into Koine Greek and in turn into Byzantine and modern Greek.
  • In addition to singular and plural numbers, Attic Greek had the dual number.
  • He reads a book as he walks, and when he bumps into you, he always exculpates himself in Attic Greek. Cited from Little Journeys To The Homes Of English Authors, by Elbert Hubbard
  • Although he wrote solely in Greek, mainly Attic Greek, he was ethnically Assyrian.
  • Undoubtedly Plato in a like situation would have written pure Attic Greek, because that would have been to him the most natural mode of writing. Cited from Companion to the Bible, by E. P. Barrows
  • Included for illustration are Attic Greek words for selected nouns.
  • His literary style was Atticistic -- imitating Classical Attic Greek in its prime.
  • Rutherford devoted special attention to Attic Greek idioms and the language of Aristophanes.
  • The literary Greek of Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries BC, Attic Greek, was the standard school-room form of Greek for centuries.
  • The changes are assumed to have happened in antiquity, during the time of Koine Greek, but probably after the time of classical Attic Greek.
  • As such, they can ultimately be classified as descendants of Attic Greek, the dialect spoken in and around Athens in the classical era.
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