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The Beginning

Greek belongs to the Indo-European language family. Proto-Greek speakers possibly came to the Greek peninsula in the 3rd millennium BC and Proto-Greek is assumed to be the ancestor to all known varieties of Greek. Since the 3rd millennium BC, Greek has been spoken uninterruptedly in Greece. Although scholars tend to emphasize the antiquity, the Greek language does not end with the classical period or the Hellenistic Koine. On the contrary, it shows a remarkable continuity through the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires down to the present. Continue reading The Beginning

Bibliography – Greek Language

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Christidis, A-.Ph. 1996. “The Modern Greek Language and its History”. The Greek Language. Eds. A.-Ph. Christidis and Eleni Karatzola. Athens: Ministry of National Education and Religions, Directorate of International Relations in Education and Centre for the Greek Language.