Ancient Greek

(redirected from Ancient Greek language)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
starořečtina
griego antiguo
muinaiskreikka
grec ancien
ógörög
古代ギリシャ語
starogréčtina
References in periodicals archive ?
Scholars of ancient Greek language, literature, philosophy, and religion offer new insights into the Derveni Papyrus, which were discovered 50 years ago in the tomb of a distinguished Macedonian warrior of the last third of the fourth century BC not far from Thessaloniki.
This word comes from the ancient Greek language. In relation to their body size , cats have the largest eyes of any mammal.
He is also Professor of the ancient Greek Language at the University of 'Omar Al Mukhtar' in Beida and Derna.
Dictionary of the ancient Greek language [in Greek].
Moreover, his criticism of the Greek educational system for emphasizing the similarities between classical and modern Greek ignores the historical fact that the ancient Greek language, as noted by John Chadwick, enjoys a continuous history of nearly three millennia, a record rivaled only by Chinese.
Classicists specializing in the ancient Greek language report the current status and directions of research into archetypes, concepts, and contexts of the ancient philological discipline from a historical, methodological, and ideological perspective.

Full browser ?