Day: January 14, 2016

Did the ancient Greeks use a different language for a special purpose like it was the case with Latin in Europe and Sanskrit in India?

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Did the Ancient Greeks have a different *language* for sacred purposes? No, Ancient Greek was their language. But the Ancient Greeks did use different dialects for different genres of literature, to an extent that has not been paralleled since. Epic dialect (a mix based on archaic Ionic) for epic poetry, and allusions to it, is […]