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The Therapeutics has spread widely within a very brief period of time, undergoing at least two radical redactions. The later version ω seems to offer most of the clues, mainly because it is imbued with rare local vocabulary. The vernacular reflects a stage in the transition from ancient to modern Greek: as it lacks a standardized grammar and spelling it resembles a continuous development rather than a static system, and it was thus more likely to undergo changes in the process of transmission. The revision and translation of the Therapeutics was certainly a very radical step, and the large number of manuscript copies of ω shows that it was indeed very successful. As for the date and place of ω, another passage gives us more precise and reliable information.

Keywords: modern Greek; Therapeutics



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