Medieval And Modern Greek by Robert BrowningMedieval And Modern Greek by Robert Browning

Medieval And Modern Greek

byRobert Browning

Paperback | September 30, 1983

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To speakers of modern Greek the Homeric poems of the 7th century BC are not written in a foreign language. The Greek language has enjoyed a continuous tradition from earliest times until now. This book traces its history from the immediately post-classical or Hellenistic period to the present day. The aim is both to analyse the changing structure of a language stabilised by a peculiarly long and continuous literary tradition, and to show how changing historical circumstances are reflected in its development. In particular the historical roots of modern Greek's internal bilingualism are traced.
Robert Browning was the son of a well-to-do clerk in the Bank of England. He was educated by private tutors and from his own reading in his father's library and elsewhere. Browning's first publication was Pauline (1833). The work made no stir at all. The following year Browning went to St. Petersburg and from there to Italy. On his ret...
Title:Medieval And Modern GreekFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.39 inPublished:September 30, 1983Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521299780

ISBN - 13:9780521299787


Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introductory; 2. Greek in the Hellenistic world and the Roman empire; 3. The Greek language in the early middle ages (6th century-1100); 4. The Greek Language in the later middle ages (1100-1453); 5. Greek in the Turkish period; 6. The development of the national language; 7. The dialects of modern Greek; Bibliography; Index of Greek words mentioned in the text.