Friday, September 09, 2016

Article Pertaining to Ancient Greek Pronunciation



Duncan said...

poetry in koine?

Edgar Foster said...

The article deals with pronouncing words in Koine, but if you wonder about Koine Greek poetry, see

He sugegsts the habit of ancient Koine poets was to archaize their works. I believe that every poem I've read in Greek was written during the classical period (pre-Alexander).

Duncan said...

The Greek Anthology is claimed to contain first century poetry.

Have.not had time to look through it though.

CO visit this week.

Edgar Foster said...

I hope you have an enjoyable CO visit this week. As for the link, it seems that the works span from Homer onwards. It has been my fate (and beneficial) to read Homer and other Greek/Latin poets. The later Greek poets usually practiced Atticism.