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Greek transcriptions with β support a date as early as 200BC While the earliest evidence for the change of of Latin [w] to [β] or [v] in texts written in the Latin alphabet may date to the first century AD (as discussed in Nathaniel's answer), evidence from the transcription of Latin V with the Greek letter β seems to show up considerably earlier. Buszard (...


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β is found as early as 2nd century BC per Grundy Grundy1, who I've just started reading, says that the use of β to transcribe Latin V is attested in inscriptions as early as the 2nd century BC. Furthermore, Grundy says β is found 14% of the time as the transcription of Latin V in manuscripts of Polybius, who wrote in the second century BC. Grundy gives the ...


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It does not actually state that. It says that when they're used as prefixes: When the prepositions ἐν and σύν are used as prefixes, they retain these forms when the verb begins with a vowel. When the verb begins with a consonant, they ASSIMILATE with this consonant. So ἐν βουλῇ is right, because ἐν is a preposition. But take ἐν, add it to βόλος, make it a ...


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