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Re: Classic, Normal, and Vulgar Lingo

Date:Wednesday, January 26, 2000, 17:59
On Tue, 25 Jan 2000 raccoon@ELKNET.NET wrote:

> > not speak correct Greek -- or "Rhomaika katholika" as the phrase goes! :-) > > What's Rhomaika? It looks to me like it should mean Roman, but I know that's > not right, since the historians were complaining about incorrect Greek.
Rhomaika--more or less "of the Romans", which is what they were. Nobody who actually lived in the "Byzantine Empire" [sic] ever considered himself a "Byzantine" [sic] unless he actually lived in the town of Byzantium. They were Romans!