A Symposion volume, honouring the great grammarian, Antonios N. Jannaris, on the 100th anniversary of his death, the book contains the contributions of some of the leading scholars from eleven universities, each a specialist in his/her particular period of Greek. This book takes the reader through a literary Odyssey all the way from Homer to Neohellenic. In this panoramic view of the oldest language of Europe, each author makes his/her original contribution in the light of the latest research, taking the status quaestionis a step further und thus enriching existing literature. The reader will note a sound and serious Ausein¬ander¬setzung between various authors which cannot fail but set the various issues in clearer perspective. At the same time all of the contributions whether they dwell on Homer, on Hellenistic Greek, or on Neohellenic, show the remarkable unity and continuity – a continuity without a peer among the European languages – of the Hellenic language, thus justifying the opinion of the greatest linguist, Georg Hatzidakis, that the entire history of Greek is necessary for the correct interpretation of any of its periods.