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Ancient greek

the Greek language from the earliest records to about 300 bc, the chief dialect areas of which were Aeolic, Arcadic, Doric, and Ionic (including Attic) Compare Koine, Late Greek, Medieval Greek
Historical Examples

As one of the ancient greek Philosophers observed, you cannot change a man’s mind by arguing with him.
Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith


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