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Day: January 11, 2011

στήτη, a post-Homeric ghost word

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Posted in categories: Ancient Greek, Linguistics
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I posted in November about Leo Allatius, who coined a new word in the Greek literary corpus through a misreading of Pindar—or rather, perpetuating a mediaeval misreading of Pindar. But with the transmission of Classical literature as haphazard as it was, Allatius was not the only writer to have come up with such creative misreadings. […]

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