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Akkadian

Stephanie Dalley.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Middle Eastern History. 145 words.

(1) Term used until 1869 for the language now known as *Sumerian. (2) Term used since 1869 for the East Semitic language that is also known by its northern and southern dialects as Assyrian and...

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Aramaic

J. F. Healey.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Middle Eastern History. 192 words.

Aramaic, a *Semitic language, was used in the ancient near east from early in the 1st millennium bce and through the Roman period. Originating in upper Mesopotamia, it is first known...

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cuneiform

Benjamin Fortson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Middle Eastern History. 932 words.

Cuneiform denotes any of at least three writing systems of ancient Mesopotamia and the surrounding areas. It is characterized in its classical form by signs consisting of one or more...

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Eteocypriot

Philippa M. Steele.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Middle Eastern History. 632 words.

Eteocypriot (or Eteocyprian) is a modern term referring to a group of inscriptions written in an unknown language of Iron Age Cyprus (attested 8th–4th centuriesbce). The name was coined by analogy...

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Old Persian language

Benjamin Fortson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Middle Eastern History. 592 words.

Old Persian was the Iranian language spoken by the ruling class of the Achaemenid Empire, probably reflecting the Southwest Iranian dialect of Persis (see Persia). It is preserved in documents in a...

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The “Somatic/Linguistic Turn” and Histories of Exercise and Sport

Richard Gruneau.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sports History

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Social and Cultural History. 6996 words.

This chapter examines the turn to the body that occurred in sport history in the late twentieth century, tracing its connections to the emergence of structuralism in postwar French social...

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