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PREFERRED TERM
815Aeolic dialect  
BROADER CONCEPT
ENTRY TERMS
  • Aeolian dialect
  • Lesbian dialect
  • Lesbic dialect
SCOPE NOTE
  • Aeolic dialect is the set of dialects of Ancient Greek spoken mainly in Boeotia (a region in Central Greece); Thessaly, in the Aegean island of Lesbos; and the Greek colonies of Asia Minor (Aeolis). The Aeolic dialect shows many archaisms in comparison to the other Ancient Greek dialects (Attic/Ionic, Doric, Northwestern and Arcadocypriot), as well as many innovations. Aeolic poetry, which is exemplified in the works of Sappho, mostly uses four classical meters known as the Aeolics: Glyconic (the most basic form of Aeolic line), hendecasyllabic verse, Sapphic stanza, and Alcaic stanza (the latter two are respectively named for Sappho and Alcaeus). It is specified by a group of morphophonological phenomena and a significant large group of dialectic words.
SOURCE
  • Woodard 2008a
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Katsiadakis Helen (AA)
CREATOR
  • Karasimos Athanasios (AA)
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URI
https://humanitiesthesaurus.academyofathens.gr/dyas-resource/Concept/815
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