The Language of Byzantine Learned Literature

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Built on a highly traditional educational system, the language of Byzantine literature was for the most part written in an idiom deeply influenced by ancient Greek texts and grammatical handbooks. The resulting overall archaizing impression of Byzantine Greek is largely why the language of learned literature - as compared with the relatively well researched vernacular literature - has seldom been taken seriously as an object of linguistic study. This volume combines the expertise of linguists and scholars of Byzantine ...

The Language of Byzantine Learned Literature 2014, Brepols Publishers, Turnhout

ISBN-13: 9782503552378

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