This is the classic treatment of the dialects of ancient Greece. Here Buck presents detailed information on the phonology, inflection, syntax, and other aspects of some twenty-five of the known Greek dialects. A highly useful feature of the work is an extensive annotated selection, comprising nearly half the book, of the actual inscriptions upon which our knowledge of dialects is based.
About the Author
Carl Darling Buck (1866-1955) the Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Professor at the University of Chicago, was the author of many still widely used philological studies. Among them are A Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin and A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Principal Indo-European Languages: A Contribution to the History of Ideas.