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Vox Graeca. Front Cover · William Sidney Allen. CUP Archive, – Greek Vox Graeca: The Pronunciation of Classical Greek · William Sidney Allen. This edition of Professor Allen’s highly successful book is on the pronunciation of Attic Greek in classical times. In this third edition, Allen has revised the section. VOX GRAECA is W. Sidney Allen’s systematic reconstruction of the facts of Attic Greek pronunciation from a wide variety of ancient sources. It begins with a short .

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Flat Style by Ian Bradley. Board index Greek Learning Greek. Here you can discuss all things Ancient Greek. Use this board to ask questions about grammar, discuss learning strategies, get help with a difficult passage of Greek, and more. However, I am finding it a bit difficult going through the book and understanding exactly what is meant, I am most of the time just not quite sure whether what I am developing at the moment is correct.

Can people recommend any audio examples of Vox Graeca that I could use as a guide? Does something like this exist? Or are there any Audio CDs of it maybe one could buy? Let me know, Thanks a lot! Corrections are welcome especially for projects.

He can comment more, but I don’t believe that he’s attempting to follow Allen’s Vox Graeca.

Someone like Ioannis Stratakis is much closer to the Vox Graeca description: Joel Eidsath — jeidsath gmail. Too bad all recordings by him I’ve tried are ruined by an “emotive” musical score.

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Daitz’s prosody is very annoying, but his pronunciation of the segments is conscientious in the extreme, and he recorded a lot of worthwhile literature. Just to get examples of words that illustrate the phonetic descriptions in Vox GraecaForvo should be fine.


My pronunciations follow a slightly different philosophy from the recommendations in Vox Graeca. I feel the primary value of the book is in assembling and weighing the evidence for how Greek was spoken in the ancient world; the practical recommendations are secondary. In them, Allen’s goal was to assemble a scheme, based on the best available evidence as surveyed in the book, but also suitable for classroom use with English-speaking students.

Vox Graeca – W. Sidney Allen, William Sidney Allen – Google Books

What you hear in my recordings is based on the idea that the sllen Attic orthography of the late 5th c. BCE was an approximate phonetic transcription of a dialect that had been transmitted orally up to that point.

As such, I assume that each letter can have several slightly different pronunciations in different words. I try to make the inflectional morphology as regular as possible in the underlying phonemic representation, and then apply complex, but intuitive, juncture rules that make the word as expressed sound passably close to the written form used to write it.

Vox Graeca

For instance, it just makes sense to me that if two short vowels sound different, they will also sound different when lengthened: BCE, but I follow the system with the better internal logic, even at the risk of anachronism. However, my way is a lot more work. It gives an articulation of words that is essentially psilotic, without losing a alleen distinction for the listener. Without background music, it’s really a pleasure to listen to him. I think it’s really the first time when I listen a recording in reconstructed ancient Greek that sounds like real languagesomeone’s native language.


Apparently Stratakis is a native Greek.

I suppose that helps him to accent the right syllables naturally. Unfortunately, he doesn’t give any explanations on his site as to how he came up with his choices, or about his linguistic background.

Anyway, since he seems to be trying to squeeze some sort of living out of this, I’m actually contemplating the purchase of one his recordings if there’s one for sale without music! Alleen in answer to the original poster, I think Stratakis may be highly recommended.

You should also check Stefan Hagel, e.

I’ve listened to a few more recordings by him gdaeca, and I now think that he’s very, very good. I just disliked the background music in his Hippocratic oath, and that first impression made me overly negative.

His beginning of the Odysseyfor example, is sublime. It has music but the music actually works pretty well. And the Greek is just so much better than anything else I’ve heard, the rhythm of the hexameter, the pitch accent, the “poetic” feeling, everything is there. Ok, maybe I don’t like the digammas, but that’s not important. The rest of the Spartan constitution is now available. I just bought it to support his highly laudable enterprise and because I find it frankly enjoyable.

Anyway, I’ve paid for so much worse stuff, like a CD produced by Oxford-based classical philologists.


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