Map of classical Greek dialects

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Kirk Lowery
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Map of classical Greek dialects

Post by Kirk Lowery » September 18th, 2016, 9:18 am

Found on Twitter, which I thought would interest this group: ... 7984372737
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Jonathan Robie
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Re: Map of classical Greek dialects

Post by Jonathan Robie » September 19th, 2016, 8:25 am


ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;

Stephen Hughes
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Re: Map of classical Greek dialects

Post by Stephen Hughes » September 19th, 2016, 10:33 pm

That dialect map of Greece proper is a small window of a larger Greek-speaking diaspora. Here is a map illustrating a probable estimate of the extent of Greek colonisation in 550 BC. The dialect situation in the colonies is not so straightforward as in Greece where dialect is more or less synonymous with topolect.
Γελᾷ δ' ὁ μωρός, κἄν τι μὴ γέλοιον ᾖ
(Menander, Γνῶμαι μονόστιχοι 108)

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