Aeolic Dialects
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Abstract

In the current classification of ancient Greek dialects, the term ‘Aeolic dialects’ refers to the grouping of Boeotian, Lesbian and Thessalian. In ancient classifications, based primarily on literature, Thessalian scarcely appears. The ethnic name ‘Aeolians’ had two meanings: a) the people who had Hellen’s son Aeolus as their common eponymous founder, and b), more usually, the Asiatic Aeolians. Likewise, t…

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René Hodot, “Aeolic Dialects”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 16 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000011>
First published online: 2013



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