Comedy, Diction of
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The language and diction of comedy, which we know mostly from the eleven complete plays of Aristophanes (Athens, ca 444-388 BCE), are extremely various and rich. On a predetermined dialectal basis (i.e., in the case of Aristophanes, the Attic dialect) and linguistic register (the col…

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Margherita Bellocchi, “Comedy, Diction of”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 15 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013

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