Two studies in the semantics of the verb in classical Greek / C.M.J Sicking and P. Stork.

Author
Sicking, C. M. J. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
  • English
  • Ancient Greek (to 1453)
Published/​Created
New York : E.J. Brill, 1996.
Description
1 online resource (xii, 308 pages)

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Summary note
The first part of this volume offers an analysis of the use and distribution of the perfect in the classical period of ancient Greek, based on the complete relevant material in Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides (tragic poetry), Aristophanes (comic poetry), Thucydides, Xenophon's Anabasis (historical prose), Lysias (rhetorical prose) and Xenophon's Opuscula (various prose types). The material is made accessible by several indices. In the second part insights gained in the field of discourse analysis are applied to the description of the contrast between aorist and present verb forms. The author has endeavoured to provide an explicit account of the actual functioning of these verb forms in their contexts . Special care has been given to reducing technical jargon in the interest of those who feel themselves classicists rather than professional linguists.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language note
English and Greek.
Contents
  • Preliminary Material
  • Preface
  • Hettrich's 'Rule'
  • Postposed Subclauses and Participles
  • Preliminary Conclusion
  • A Basic Value for AS Versus PS
  • Larger Stretches of Narrative
  • Final Conclusion
  • Observations on Other Construction Types
  • Note on Terminology
  • The Problem
  • Perfect and Middle Voice
  • Four Types of Situations
  • Different Types of Perfect?
  • Productivity, Use and Distribution of Different Categories of Perfect
  • The Distribution of the Perfect Forms
  • Index of perfect Forms
  • Select Bibliography
  • Index Locorum.
ISBN
9789004329867 ((electronic book))
LCCN
96018306
OCLC
34623931
Doi
  • 10.1163/9789004329867
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