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Two Studies in the Semantics of the Verb in Classical Greek C.M.J. Sicking

Two Studies in the Semantics of the Verb in Classical Greek

C.M.J. Sicking

Published June 1st 1996
ISBN : 9789004104600
Hardcover
308 pages
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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 (comicMoreThe 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, Xenophons Anabasis (historical prose), Lysias (rhetorical prose) and Xenophons 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.