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would you be able to tell me how to write the word 'Spartan' in Doric Greek? I was able to find the word 'Sparta' but was wondering if there was a different word to denote a person of Sparta rather than the place itself.
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Cody

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Hi Cody,

thank you for asking. The root-word "Sparta" was not so much used by ancient writers to refer to the respective area. There are about one thousand occurrences in all ancient texts, where as approximately five thousand of the other one, which is "Λακεδαιμόνιος" for "Spartan" and the "Λακεδαίμων" for the area. Doric Greek is a dialect, a style that one cannot always notice through a single word. It's nothing really so different than a simple replacement of several vowels, case-suffixes, morphological changes and some special vocabulary.

Have a good day and let me know if you need further assistance.

Cordially,
Michael

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I provide assistance in linguistic, literary topics of Greek and Latin covering, thus, the following fields: translation, grammar, syntax, vocabulary, etymology, morphology, semantics and interpretations etc.

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Studies: University of the Aegean, Dept Rhodes Friedrich Wilhelm Universitšt Bonn

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Magister Artium (Archeology/Linguistics) Bachelor (Latin/English/Greek)

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