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846Ionian dialect  
BROADER CONCEPT
SCOPE NOTE
  • Ionic Greek was a subdialect of the Attic-Ionic or Eastern dialect group of Ancient Greek.The Ionic dialect appears to have originally spread from the Greek mainland across the Aegean at the time of the Dorian invasions, around the 11th century BC during the early Greek Dark Ages. By the end of the Archaic Greek and early Classical Greek periods in the 5th century BC, the central west coast of Asia Minor, along with the islands of Chios and Samos, formed the heartland of Ionia proper. The Ionic dialect was also spoken on islands across the central Aegean and on the large island of Euboea north of Athens. The dialect was soon spread by Ionian colonization to areas in the northern Aegean, the Black Sea, and the western Mediterranean.
SOURCE
  • Μπαμπινιώτης 1986
  • Χρηστίδης 2005
  • Χρηστίδης 2008
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Katsiadakis Helen (AA)
CREATOR
  • Karasimos Athanasios (AA)
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https://humanitiesthesaurus.academyofathens.gr/dyas-resource/Concept/846
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