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Against Smooth Breathing Marks

Anthony Vivian

UCLA

Smooth breathing marks make reading Greek more difficult, a problem often exacerbated by imperfect eyesight.  

A call to action, this lightning talk elucidates the value of printing Greek without smooth breathing marks (except, perhaps, in cases of crasis) and delineates concrete steps we can collectively take to convince publishers to make this beneficial and equitable change.

Session/Panel Title

Lightning Session 2: Crossing Boundaries

Session/Paper Number

24.4

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