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Definition of the noun ancient greek

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  1. the Greek language prior to the Roman Empire

Alternative definition of the noun ancient greek


  1. A native or inhabitant of Ancient Greece.


"Ancient Greek" is a book by Silvia Luraghi.


Ancient Greek is the form of Greek used during the periods of time spanning c. the 9th – 6th century BC, c. the 5th – 4th century BC, and c. the 3rd century BC – 6th century AD in ancient Greece and the ancient world. It was predated in the 2nd millennium BC by Mycenaean Greek. The language of the Hellenistic phase is known as Koine or Biblical Greek, while the language from the late period onward features no considerable differences from Medieval Greek. Koine is regarded as a separate historical stage of its own, although in its earlier form, it closely resembled the Classical. Prior to the Koine period, Greek of the classic and earlier periods included several regional dialects.

  • also known as Ancient Greek language; Ancient Greek (to 1453); Greek, Ancient Language

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Google previewIllustrated Encyclopaedia of Gold and Silver Coins of the World (1886)

Illustrating the Modern, Ancient, Current and Curious, from A.D. 1885 Back to B.C. 700 by Andrew Madsen Smith


Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

Origins: Greek arnos "a lamb" and glossa "a tongue," referring to the leaves; arnoglosson, the ancient Greek name for plantain, Plantago major, and haresfoot plantain, Plantago lagopus; see C.S. Rafinesque, Fl. Ludovic. 64. 1817 and Am.

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The ancient Greek oral poets all had this anxiety about the deficiencies of their memories and always began poems by praying to the Muse to help them remember. (David Antin)
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