By Stephen Colvin
A short background of old Greek accessibly depicts the social heritage of this historic language from its Indo-European roots to the current day.
- Explains key relationships among the language and literature of the Classical interval (500 - three hundred BC)
- Provides a social historical past of the language which transliterates and interprets all Greek as applicable, and is accordingly available to readers who recognize very little Greek
- Written within the framework of contemporary sociolinguistic thought, pertaining to the improvement of historical Greek to its social and political context
- Reflects the most recent pondering on topics similar to Koiné Greek and the connection among literary and vernacular Greek