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The invention of the Greek prosodic signs

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Aristophanes of Byzantium is credited with inventing the signs for Greek accents, breathings and vowel lengths, according to a single source: a short text found in two 16th-century Paris manuscripts. The passage has a doubtful history, but the story it tells is of considerable interest. We first provide a new edition of this text, based on a new examination of both manuscripts, and a complete translation. Secondly we argue that the author consulted a source that was in Latin and that dealt at...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0075426919000661

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Sub department:
Classical Languages & Lit
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Funding agency for:
Probert, P
Grant:
Leadership Fellowship (AH/M011291/1
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Funding agency for:
Roussou, S
Grant:
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2014-2016
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Hellenic Studies Journal website
Volume:
139
Pages:
125-146
Publication date:
2019-09-23
Acceptance date:
2019-06-19
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EISSN:
2041-4099
ISSN:
0075-4269
Source identifiers:
1019503
Language:
English
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2019-06-19

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