Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics Online

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics (EAGLL) is a unique work that brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. It is an indispensable research tool for scholars and students of Greek, of linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical literature. The EAGLL offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of Ancient Greek, comprising detailed descriptions of the language from Proto-Greek to koine. It addresses linguistic aspects from several perspectives including history, structure, individual singularities, biographical references, schools of thought, technical meta-language, sociolinguistic issues, dialects, didactics, translation practices, generic issues, Greek in relation to other languages, etc., and on all levels of analysis including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicon, semantics, stylistics, etc. It also includes all the necessary background information regarding the roots of Greek in Indo-European. As and when, excursions may be made to later stages of the language, e.g. Byzantine or even later. The focus, however, will predominantly be Ancient Greek. With well over 500 entries on all aspects of Ancient Greek, this new encyclopedia aspires to become a basic research tool and the recognized reference work on the subject.
The online version of the EAGLL can be accessed at

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• Full Text Search, advanced search options
• Extensive cross-references, navigation via hyperlinks
• Articles covering a wide-range of topics such as the Greek of various sources (texts, manuscripts, inscriptions, reading traditions), major grammatical features (phonology, morphology, and syntax), lexicon, script and paleography, theoretical linguistic approaches, etc.
• All Greek transcribed

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General Editor:
Georgios K. Giannakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

Associate Editors:
Vit Bubenik, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's
Emilio Crespo, Autonomous University of Madrid
Chris Golston, California State University, Fresno
Alexandra Lianeri, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Silvia Luraghi, University of Pavia
Stephanos Matthaios, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Any one with an interest in Ancient Greek language and linguistics. Classicists, linguists, historians.
Georgios K. Giannakis (Ph.D. 1992, UCLA) studied Classics at the University of Ioannina (B.A. 1977), General Linguistics at the University of Chicago (1979-81) and Historical/Comparative and Indo-European Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles (C.Phil. 1988, Ph.D. 1992). He is the author of the books: Studies in the syntax and the semantics of the reduplicated presents of Homeric Greek and Indo-European (Innsbruck 1997), The Indo-Europeans. Part I: Language and culture (Athens 2005), Historical linguistics and philology (Thessaloniki 2011), and numerous articles in historical and comparative linguistics and culture; he has also prepared Greek editions of A.L. Sihler’s New comparative grammar of Greek and Latin (Athens 2009), M.L. West’s Indo-European poetry and myth (Thessaloniki 2013), and edited a number of collective works, among them Ancient Macedonia: Language, history, culture (Thessaloniki 2012).