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The Invention of Language

Deborah Levine Gera

in Ancient Greek Ideas on Speech, Language, and Civilization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256167
eISBN:
9780191719578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256167.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter surveys a wide range of texts which tell of human’s ascent to civilised life and their acquisition of language as part of the process. It discusses that in these progress narratives, ... More


Ancient Greek Ideas on Speech, Language, and Civilization

Deborah Levine Gera

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256167
eISBN:
9780191719578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256167.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The source and nature of earliest speech and civilization are puzzles which have intrigued people for many centuries. This study explores ancient Greek views on the source and nature of the world’s ... More


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