Arcadian
(2,882 words)

Abstract

Arcadian was the Greek dialect spoken in the region of Arcadia. There is no literary evidence of Arcadian. Epigraphic documentation of the dialect is not only scarce but also irregular, as there are just over 15 inscriptions that, due to their length, are relevant to the study of the dialect; two date to the 5th c. BCE and almost all others to the 4th c. BCE. The texts from the 3rd c. BCE already show traits of a Doricize…

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Antonio Lillo, “Arcadian”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 27 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000032>
First published online: 2013



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