Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Phonology of Ptolemaic Koine

Göteborg, Sweden: Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis, 1977. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. 278pp. Original burnt sienna cloth with gilt emblem on cover, gilt lettering on spine, in original dustjacket, black lettering on spine. Publisher's device on title page. This study was carried out at the University of Kiel in West Germany. It "is a sequel to a recent work on Attic phonology. The purpose of the investigation is to reconstruct the phonology of Ptolemaic Koine or, more precisely, the Greek spoken by the majority of the literate Greek-speaking population of Egypt during the Ptolemaic period, from the conquest of Egypt by Alexander in 332 down to the victory of Octavian in 31 B.C." (Introduction). Contains chapters on the Egyptian social and linguistic context, the language, the basis of the relational study, a phonemic-graphemic relational study of Ptolemaic Greek, phonetic evaluation of the data, and phonemic analysis. Bibliography, notations, abbreviations, subject index and list of orthographic variations at rear. Dustjacket with light wear along edges and rubbed. Very good to near fine condition. Item #48047
ISBN: 9173460354

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