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Headword: *)attikismo/s
Adler number: alpha,4360
Translated headword: Atticism
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] friendship and goodwill towards Attikoi [Athenians]; like Lakonism, [meaning] that towards Lakones [Spartans].[1]
Also[2] [sc. attested is the phrase] "in Attic letters": Demosthenes [in the speech] Against Neaira [uses the phrase] to mean ancient ones.[3] For the 24-letter alphabet was invented at some late date amongst the Ionians.[4]
Greek Original:
*)attikismo/s: h( pro\s tou\s *)attikou\s oi)keio/ths kai\ eu)/noia: w(s *lakwnismo/s, h( pro\s tou\s *la/kwnas. kai\ *)attikoi=s gra/mmasi, *dhmosqe/nhs kata\ *neai/ras, a)nti\ tou= palaioi=s. th\n ga\r tw=n kd# stoixei/wn grammatikh\n o)ye/ pote para\ toi=s *)/iwsin eu(reqh=nai.
[1] Again, in reverse, at lambda 69.
[2] The source now becomes Harpokration s.v. *)attikoi=s gra/mmasin (here abridged).
[3] [Demosthenes] 59.76 (web address 1).
[4] And officially adopted by the Athenians in 403/2 BCE; see sigma 77, and d'Angour (1999).
Armand J. d'Angour, "Archinos, Eukleides and the reform of the Athenian alphabet", Bulletin of the [London] Institute of Classical Studies 43 (1999) 109-130
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; history; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 October 2000@11:19:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword; cosmetics) on 27 August 2002@05:46:11.
William Hutton (added link and keywords, set status) on 29 June 2003@07:38:35.
David Whitehead (added note 4) on 29 June 2003@08:00:59.
William Hutton (cosmetics) on 30 June 2003@06:26:48.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 1 July 2011@04:11:41.
David Whitehead on 3 September 2015@03:19:54.
Catharine Roth (tweaked betacode) on 12 December 2015@22:45:49.


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