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.
After the successful introduction of Latin to dozens of state primaries in England, now 160 students in three schools will begin their ancient Greek language lessons from September.
Peter Higgs, British Museum's curator of the exhibition, said: "Competition lay at the heart of Ancient Greek culture and this exhibition explores everything from sporting events, such as the Olympics, to politics, drama, music and warfare.
Animal Sacrifice In Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, And Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200
Also covered are tributes to the gods, Greek heroes, and special mortals and mortal groups identified in ancient Greek histories and myths such as King Midas and the Amazons.
95) joins others in Greenwood's 'Literary Masterpieces' series to provide college-level students with an analysis of ancient Greek drama.