Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - A Historical Greek Reader by Stephen Colvin

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 A Historical Greek Reader by Stephen Colvin from Australia's Online Independent 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 - A Historical Greek Reader by Stephen Colvin

Book Reviews - A Historical Greek Reader by Stephen Colvin

» 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 Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Stephen Colvin

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

Books By Stephen Colvin

Brief History of Ancient Greek by Stephen Colvin
Hardback, January 2014
$134.95
Historical Greek Reader by Stephen Colvin
Hardback, November 2007
$247.45
Greco-Roman East by Stephen Colvin
Paperback, May 2007
$76.46
Dialect in Aristophanes by Stephen Colvin
Hardback, June 1999
$213.26