1300 36 33 32

A Historical Greek Reader provides an introduction to the history of the ancient Greek language by means of a series of texts with linguistic commentary, cross-referenced to each other and to a reference grammar at the front. It offers a selection of epigraphic and literary texts from the Mycenaean period (roughly the fourteenth century BC) to the koine (the latest text dates to the second century AD), and includes a wide range of Greek dialect texts. The epigraphic section balances a number of well-known inscriptions with recent discoveries that may not be easily available elsewhere; a selection of literary texts traces major developments in the language of Greek poetry and literary prose. The book finishes with an account of the linguistic and sociolinguistic background of koine Greek. The commentary assumes no prior knowledge of Greek historical linguistics, but provides a basic amount of up-to-date bibliography so that advanced students and others can pursue linguistic issues at greater depth where necessary.

Buy Historical Greek Reader book by Stephen Colvin from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780199226603
ISBN-10: 0199226601
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Historical Greek Reader book by Stephen Colvin and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Stephen Colvin

Stephen Colvin is Reader in Classics and Comparative Philology at the University of London.

Books By Author Stephen Colvin

Brief History of Ancient Greek by Stephen Colvin

A Brief History of Ancient Greek

Hardback, January 2014
Historical Greek Reader by Stephen Colvin

A Historical Greek Reader

Hardback, November 2007
Greco-Roman East by Stephen Colvin

The Greco-Roman East

Paperback, May 2007
Dialect in Aristophanes by Stephen Colvin

Dialect in Aristophanes

Hardback, June 1999