Greek Forms of Address: From Herodotus to Lucian


How did an Athenian citizen address his wife, his children, his dog? How did they address him? The only evidence we have is in the form of written texts, but how close are these to spoken ancient Greek? Based on a corpus of 11,891 vocatives from 25 authors, Dickey uses sociolinguistic techniques and evidence to answer these questions.

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