Greek dialects and the poetic super-language

In this video, Gregory Nagy discusses with Douglas Frame and Leonard Muellner an introduction to how ancient Greek dialects function in Homeric poetry.

Topics include:

  • Attic Greek
  • koinē
  • Ionian
  • Aeolian
  • metrical differences and lack of redundancy
  • formulae
  • evolution and perpetuation of the poetic super-language

You can watch the video in the frame below, or on the CHS YouTube channel.