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Attic Greek is the dialect of the Greek language that was spoken in Attica, which includes Athens. Of the ancient dialects, it is the most similar to later Greek. It differs from Ionic in not changing the neuter plural ending to "ê", from Doric (?) in changing some long "a" to "ê", from Homeric in not losing the augment on the past tenses, and from Koine and most of the other dialects in saying "tt" for "ss" (e.g. tettares tattomenoi for tessares tassomenoi).