Ancient Greek  

From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia

Jump to: navigation, search
 This page Ancient Greek is part of the Ancient Greece series.   Photo: western face of the Parthenon
Enlarge
This page Ancient Greek is part of the Ancient Greece series.
Photo: western face of the Parthenon

Related e

Wikipedia
Wiktionary
Shop


Featured:

Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Enlarge
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Ancient Greek includes the forms of the Greek language used in ancient Greece and the ancient world from around 1500 BC to 300 BC. It is often roughly divided into the following periods: Mycenaean Greek (Template:C.), Dark Ages (Template:C.), the Archaic period (Template:C.), and the Classical period (Template:C.).

Ancient Greek was the language of Homer and of fifth-century Athenian historians, playwrights, and philosophers. It has contributed many words to English vocabulary and has been a standard subject of study in educational institutions of the Western world since the Renaissance. This article primarily contains information about the Epic and Classical periods of the language.

From the Hellenistic period (Template:C.), Ancient Greek was followed by Koine Greek, which is regarded as a separate historical stage, although its earliest form closely resembles Attic Greek and its latest form approaches Medieval Greek. There were several regional dialects of Ancient Greek, of which Attic Greek developed into Koine.

See also




Unless indicated otherwise, the text in this article is either based on Wikipedia article "Ancient Greek" or another language Wikipedia page thereof used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License; or on research by Jahsonic and friends. See Art and Popular Culture's copyright notice.

Personal tools