From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Mon Nov 04 1996 - 19:31:09 EST

At 8:47 AM -0600 11/5/96, KULIKOVSKY, Andrew wrote:
>Which brings up an interesting point. If the English are so "bad" at
>English - I wonder how good the hellenists were at speaking hellenistic

I don't think this is what you are talking about, but Theocritus Idyll XV
depicts some women from Syracuse living in Alexandria who are supposedly
recognized in the downtown crowd by locals ("Macedonians?") as speaking a
harsh Sicilian kind of Greek.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
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