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Koine

 

(1) Common Greek, which arose in the fourth century B.C. on the basis of the Attic dialect of ancient Greek with elements of the Ionian dialect. In the second half of the first millennium A.D., Koine broke up into a number of dialects which became the basis for the modern dialects of Greek.

(2) The language of communication of a group speaking related languages or dialects. As koine the group can use one of the related dialects or languages, a mixed dialect or language, a standardized literary form based on one or several dialects or languages, or an archaic form common to all the dialects or languages. The formation and concrete form of the koine is determined by the historical, geographic, economic, social, and other conditions of the development of the related dialects or languages.

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See also Modrak, "Koine Aisthesis," 412-14, who takes incidental perception to be indirect, and Irwin, AFP, who takes incidental perception to involve inference (316-25); see Iakovos Vasiliou, "Perception, Knowledge, and the Skeptic in Aristotle," Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 14 (1996): 88-99 (hereafter, "Perception") for a discussion of these positions.
The title was derived from the Koine Greek "Ta Biblia" (the books) and was translated into Latin "Biblia" It contained the Old and New Testaments.
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In fact, the Vatican II agenda was the restoration of the original seventh-century Roman rite, the Benedictine argued, "because the simpler the rites and symbols are, the easier they will be understood; and the more people understand, the more fully they can participate." He explained the adoption of the vernacular follows this spirit, arguing that the Church officially allowed in the fourth century the use of the vernacular Latin "to replace the elitist and foreign Greek koine."
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In the following two centuries, the rapid expansion of certain centres of power with new political structures, such as courts and chanceries, led to the formation of a pan-Lombard, supra-regional language or what has been called a "koine letteraria" or "semi-letteraria" (Vitale 1953, 36).