Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics (3 vols)

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics (EAGLL) brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines contributing to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. The EAGLL offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of Ancient Greek, comprising detailed descriptions of the language from Proto-Greek to koine. It addresses linguistic aspects from several perspectives, including history, structure, individual singularities, biographical references, schools of thought, technical meta-language, sociolinguistic issues, dialects, didactics, translation practices, generic issues, Greek in relation to other languages, etc., and on all levels of analysis including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicon, semantics, stylistics, etc. It also includes all the necessary background information regarding the roots of Greek in Indo-European. As and when, excursions may be made to later stages of the language, e.g. Byzantine or even later. The focus, however, will predominantly be Ancient Greek. With well over 500 entries on all aspects of Ancient Greek, this new encyclopedia is the authoritative reference work for students and researchers of Ancient Greek, general linguistics, Indo-European languages, and Biblical literature.

The online version of the EAGLL can be found here.


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Biographical Note

Georgios K. Giannakis (Ph.D. 1992, UCLA) studied Classics at the University of Ioannina (B.A. 1977), General Linguistics at the University of Chicago (1979-81) and Historical/Comparative and Indo-European Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles (C.Phil. 1988, Ph.D. 1992). He is the author of the books: Studies in the syntax and the semantics of the reduplicated presents of Homeric Greek and Indo-European (Innsbruck 1997), The Indo-Europeans. Part I: Language and culture (Athens 2005), Historical linguistics and philology (Thessaloniki 2011), and numerous articles in historical and comparative linguistics and culture; he has also prepared Greek editions of A.L. Sihler’s New comparative grammar of Greek and Latin (Athens 2009), M.L. West’s Indo-European poetry and myth (Thessaloniki 2013), and edited a number of collective works, among them Ancient Macedonia: Language, history, culture (Thessaloniki 2012).

Editorial Board

General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) Associate Editors: Vit Bubenik (Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's) Emilio Crespo (Autonomous University of Madrid), Chris Golston (California State University, Fresno), Alexandra Lianeri (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Silvia Luraghi (University of Pavia), Stephanos Matthaios (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)


Any one with an interest in Ancient Greek language and linguistics. Classicists, linguists, historians.