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Dickey, Eleanor. 1996. Greek forms of address from Herodotus to Lucian (Oxford classical monographs). Oxford: Clarendon Press. xxi + 336 pp.
Publication type
Book – monograph
Publication language
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.

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