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ERIC Number: ED047565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 10
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The Oral Accentuation of Greek.
Allen, W. Sidney
Didaskalos, v2 n2 p90-99 1967
A brief review of theory and traditional approaches to the problem of oral reading of Greek dating from the fall of Constantinople (1453) focuses on the importance of two major linguistic features of Byzantine pronunciation. The first examines the nature of the dynamic (stress) accent and the second is concerned with differences in vowel lengths in verse and prose. Henning's doctrine of the Latin accentual system of the "penultimate" rule is also examined. While the author recommends a reading of Greek verse with strict metrical ictus for a close natural rendering, he does not suggest the application of this system in prose due to an inevitable conflict with a Byzantine rendering of the accent. (RL)
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Authoring Institution: Joint Association of Classical Teachers, Oxford (England).