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Which dialect of ancient Greek was spoken in the region surrounding Athens?

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kurvykitten | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 16, 2007 at 8:16 AM via web

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Which dialect of ancient Greek was spoken in the region surrounding Athens?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 16, 2007 at 8:26 AM (Answer #1)

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The Athenians spoke what was called Attic Greek. This dialect was spoken in the entire region around Athens.

 

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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 12, 2009 at 10:12 AM (Answer #2)

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That is a good question. The people in that area spoke Attic Greek. We are lucky to have many authors who have preserved Attic Greek. In fact, you can learn it at almost any college. It is usually called classical Greek as opposed to Hellenistic Greek, which was used after the death of Alexander, and Koine Greek, which is the Greek of the Bible (New Testament). Some authors that wrote in Classical or Attic Greek are: Sophocles, Plato, and Demosthenes. I highly recommend that study of Attic Greek. It will expand your and broaden your mind.

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