The Impact of Late Geometric Greek Inscriptions from Methone on Understanding the Development of Early Euboean Alphabet
Place of publicationBerlin
SourcePanhellenes at Methone : Graphê in Late Geometric and Protoarchaic Methone, Macedonia (ca 700 BCE)
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Late Geometric inscriptions from Methone are written in Euboean alphabet as it is shown by the comparison with contemporary similar inscriptions from Eretria and its colonies. The few dialectal features in the inscriptions of Methone may point to the Euboean dialect: aspiration (Methone Pierias I, no. 2)lack of vowel compensatory lengthening after the presumably early loss of /w/ in the cluster -nw- (Methone Pierias I, no. 22)uncontracted genitive masculine in -eos (Methone Pierias I, no. 4).