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Attic was the Ancient Greek dialect spoken on the peninsula of Attica in Eastern Greece, which included Athens. Attic has been very well documented since the introduction of the alphabet in the 8th c. BCE. In the 5th c. it was the language of the Delian League, and in the 4th c. it was tran…

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Sven-Tage Teodorsson, “Attic”, 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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