Ancient Greek


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Ancient Greek

n
(Languages) the Greek language from the earliest records to about 300 bc, the chief dialect areas of which were Aeolic, Arcadic, Doric, and Ionic (including Attic). Compare Koine, Late Greek, Medieval Greek
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Noun1.Ancient Greek - the Greek language prior to the Roman Empire
Greek, Hellenic, Hellenic language - the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages
Classical Greek, Ionic, Ionic dialect, Attic - the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia
Aeolic, Aeolic dialect, Eolic - the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Thessaly and Boeotia and Aeolis
Arcadic, Arcadic dialect - the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken by Arcadians
Doric, Doric dialect - the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Doris
Translations
starořečtina
griego antiguo
muinaiskreikka
grec ancien
ógörög
古代ギリシャ語
starogréčtina
References in classic literature ?
A similar circumstance was observed after an earthquake at Valparaiso, Calabria, and other places, including some of the ancient Greek temples.
Doubtless some ancient Greek has observed that behind the big mask and the speaking-trumpet, there must always be our poor little eyes peeping as usual and our timorous lips more or less under anxious control.
"Yes, I speak five of the modern tongues -- that is to say, German, French, Italian, English, and Spanish; by the aid of ancient Greek I learned modern Greek -- I don't speak it so well as I could wish, but I am still trying to improve myself."
He had picked up a trifle, he said, which was rather a curiosity, it was an ancient Greek dagger of the Mycenaean Epoch, and might well have been worn in the time of Theseus and Hippolyta.
I had a delight in that stupid collection of monkish legends which I cannot account for now, and which persisted in spite of the nightmare confusion it made of my ancient Greeks and Romans.
The region thus engulfed was beyond Europe, Asia, and Lybia, beyond the columns of Hercules, where those powerful people, the Atlantides, lived, against whom the first wars of ancient Greeks were waged.
Conspicuous in Keats is his spiritual kinship with the ancient Greeks. He assimilated with eager delight all the riches of the Greek imagination, even though he never learned the language and was dependent on the dull mediums of dictionaries and translations.
There is only a week left until the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama opens its doors and welcomes theatre lovers, directors and actors from Cyprus and abroad.
The ancient statues expose the historical ties between the Saudi Arabian, ancient Greek and Byzantine civilizations.
An ancient Greek trading ship dating back more than 2,400 years has been found virtually intact at the bottom of the Black Sea, researchers said on Tuesday.
It took more than 100 years of searching but archaeologists have finally found a lost temple to the ancient Greek goddess Artemis.
Critique: Iconoclastic, exceptional, informative, thoughtful and thought-provoking, "Genesis Characters and Events in Ancient Greek Art" is an inherently fascinating read from cover to cover.