11 Facts About Hellenistic Greek


Koine Hellenistic Greek included styles ranging from more conservative literary forms to the spoken vernaculars of the time.

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Koine Hellenistic Greek continues to be used as the liturgical language of services in the Hellenistic Greek Orthodox Church.

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When Koine Hellenistic Greek became a language of literature by the first century BC, some people distinguished two forms: written as the literary post-classical form, and vernacular as the day-to-day vernacular.

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Koine Hellenistic Greek arose as a common dialect within the armies of Alexander the Great.

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Passage into the next period, known as Medieval Hellenistic Greek, is sometimes dated from the foundation of Constantinople by Constantine the Great in 330 AD, but often only from the end of late antiquity.

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In other words, Koine Hellenistic Greek can be regarded as Attic with the admixture of elements especially from Ionic, but from other dialects.

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The literary Koine of the Hellenistic Greek age resembles Attic in such a degree that it is often mentioned as Common Attic.

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Koine Hellenistic Greek was therefore considered a decayed form of Hellenistic Greek which was not worthy of attention.

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Biblical Koine refers to the varieties of Koine Hellenistic Greek used in Bible translations into Hellenistic Greek and related texts.

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Some features of Biblical Hellenistic Greek which are thought to have originally been non-standard elements eventually found their way into the main of the Hellenistic Greek language.

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Hellenistic Greek maintains that is merely used for designating the notion of meeting and gathering of men, without any particular character.

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