A Brief History of Ancient Greek accessibly depicts the social history of this ancient language from its Indo-European roots to the present day.
- Explains key relationships between the language and literature of the Classical period (500 - 300 BC)
- Provides a social history of the language which transliterates and translates all Greek as appropriate, and is therefore accessible to readers who know little or no Greek
- Written in the framework of modern sociolinguistic theory, relating the development of Ancient Greek to its social and political context
- Reflects the latest thinking on subjects such as Koiné Greek and the relationship between literary and vernacular Greek
Keywords: Historical Linguistics, Ancient Greek language, Ancient Greek linguistics, historical linguistics, Ancient Greek culture, Ancient Greek literature, Classical Greece, Classical Greek, sociolinguistic theory, Koiné, Greek, vernacular, literary, beginner, learn more about history of Greek, Greek translation, Rosetta Stone, Development of the Greek Language, Homeric Greek, evolution of Greek, Greek Dialects, Historical Grammar