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Greek language and literature
Greek (ελληνικά, IPA: [eliniˈka] or ελληνική γλώσσα, IPA: [eliniˈci ˈɣlosa]), an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, is the language of the Greeks. Native to the southern Balkans, it has the longest documented history of any Indo-European language, spanning 34 centuries of written records.— Excerpted from Greek language on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Greek literature refers to writings composed in areas of Greek influence, typically though not necessarily in one of the Greek dialects, throughout the whole period in which the Greek-speaking people have existed.— Excerpted from Greek literature on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Epic of Digenis Akritas, manuscript in the National Library of Greece; an example of Byzantine literature.
Greek literature

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General literature[edit]

Ancient literature[edit]

This period of Greek literature stretches from Homer until the 4th century BC and the rise of Alexander the Great. Alfred North Whitehead once claimed that all of philosophy is but a footnote to Plato. To suggest that all of Western literature is no more than a footnote to the writings of ancient Greece is an exaggeration, but it is nevertheless true that the Greek world of thought was so far-ranging that there is scarcely an idea discussed today not already debated by the ancient writers.— Excerpted from Ancient Greek literature on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Commentary on Ancient Literature[edit]




See Portal:Ancient Greek drama

Orations and rhetoric[edit]

Fables and stories[edit]


Philosophy and Natural History[edit]



Native Greek religion[edit]

See Portal:Ancient Greek Drama

Judaism and Christianity[edit]

Medieval literature[edit]

Modern literature[edit]

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