Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Greek language history

Some time ago, I took notes on an interesting book about the history of Greek: The Greek Language, B.F.C. Atkinson, 1931.

My notes touch on:
  • Greek's linguistic sources in other cultures.
  • A history of pitch accents in Greek.
  • The Septuagint translation (into Greek)'s impact on (Greek) vocabulary and modes of expression.
  • Linguistic and stylistic currents (from the Septuagint and Aramaic) in the New Testament.
  • A comparison of Plato with the (Greek) New Testament, regarding each's linguistic impact.
  • Greek and English linguistic histories compared.
  • Linguistic change depends upon political and social development.
The notes: page 1, page 2, page 3.

Copyright (c) 2015 Mark D. Blackwell.

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