Publication details [#18723]
Dickey, Eleanor. 1996. Greek forms of address from Herodotus to Lucian (Oxford classical monographs). Oxford: Clarendon Press. xxi + 336 pp.
Book – monograph
Language as a subject
We only possess written proof of how Athenian citizens addressed their wifes, children, and dogs? Yet how close is this written evidence to spoken ancient Greek? Using a corpus of 11,891 vocatives from 25 authors, the author employs sociolinguistic techniques and evidence to find an answer.