Medieval Greek


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Medieval Greek

n.
The Greek language as used from about 800 to about 1500.

Medieval Greek

n
(Languages) the Greek language from the 7th century ad to shortly after the sacking of Constantinople in 1204. Also called: Middle Greek or Byzantine Greek Compare Koine, Late Greek, Ancient Greek

Me′die′val Greek′


n.
the Greek language of c700–c1500. Abbr.: MGk
Also called Middle Greek.
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Noun1.Medieval Greek - the Greek language from about 600 to 1200 ADMedieval Greek - the Greek language from about 600 to 1200 AD
Greek, Hellenic, Hellenic language - the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages
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Ta-lis-muh, derived via French or Spanish from Arabic tilsam, from Medieval Greek telesma.
Medievalists from Europe, North America, and Israel first address concepts and approaches--the impact of the oral theory on medieval studies, the interplay of orality and literacy, questions of performance and performers, oral poetics, and orality and ritual--then traditions and genres: Older Germanic poetry, medieval German literature, drama, the ballad, the epic and lyric, Middle English romance, the Old French chansons de geste, the Italian cantari, Romanian epic songs, Hispanic epic and ballad, medieval Greek and Russian epic, Arabic epic narrative, Persian and Turkish epic and romance, medieval Hebrew traditions, Irish narrative, woman's songs, the pastourelle, popular song, and Andalusi-Arabic strophic poetry.
The name refers to the medieval Greek concept of the Roman oikoumene (inhabited world), which embraced Rome and western Europe as well as the "New Rome," Constantinople, and the Byzantine Empire with its Balkin Slavic commonwealth.
In any case, the decision to banish polytonic accents from the Ancient and Medieval Greek seems disagreeable both for scholarly and pedagogical reasons.