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Argolic refers to the variety of West Greek spoken in the Argolid, in the northeastern Peloponnese.

The dialectal varieties of West Greek (Doric) spoken in the Argolid (northeastern Peloponnese) are generally referred to as Argolic. Argolic dialects are known almost exclusively from epigraphic sources from Argos, Mycenae and Tiryns in the Western Argolid, and from Epidaurus and its Asclepieion, Troezen and Hermion in the East. Most inscriptions with dialectal features come from Argos and from the Epidauri…

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Enrique Nieto, “Argolic”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 22 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2013

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