New PDF release: Verbal periphrasis in ancient Greek : have- and be-

By Klaas Bentein

ISBN-10: 0191809357

ISBN-13: 9780191809354

ISBN-10: 0198747098

ISBN-13: 9780198747093

This quantity bargains a scientific research of periphrastic buildings with the verbs 'to be' and 'to have' in line with an intensive corpus of texts, starting from the 8th century BC to the 8th century AD.

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Lloyd-Jones) The relationship between perfective aspect and gnomicity/genericity has been explained in a variety of ways. 3. g. Keil (1963: 31–2). I borrow this example from Kühner & Gerth (1976 [1898]: 160). , Hell. ’ (tr. Rijksbaron) This example can be compared with (16), where imperfective aspect was used to express a habitually occurring event. 125 In addition, the imperfective aspect does not exclude the idea that the habitually occurring event is still going on. 126 In terms of boundedness, perfect aspect indeed constitutes an intermediate category.

López Eire (1986). 3 Historiography The first substantial prose texts are attested only in the fifth century BC. These first prose texts, including historiography as well as scientific prose, were written in the Ionic dialect (Herodotus). Later on, this was extended to Attic (Thucydides, Xenophon), following the military and material success of Athens. e. 4 Scientific prose Like the earliest historiographic texts, early scientific prose is written in the Ionic dialect, although Attic forms do show up.

Most commonly, perfective aspect indicates the simple occurrence of an event, as in (17), a use that is known as ‘constative’:118 (17) καὶ ἐγὼ τοιαῦτα πεπυσμένος τῆς ἐπιούσης νυκτὸς διέπλευσα Μέγαράδε (Lys. ’ (tr. Jebb) In some cases, sentences containing an aorist form may seem to express a perfect-like event,119 as in (18): (18) πάντα δ’ ἠπίστατο τὰ ἐν τῷ ἱρῷ ὅσα λόγου ἦν ἄξια Ξέρξης, ὡς ἐγὼ πυνθάνομαι, ἄμεινον ἢ τὰ ἐν τοῖσι οἰκίοισι ἔλιπε, πολλῶν αἰεὶ λεγόντων, καὶ μάλιστα τὰ Κροίσου τοῦ Ἀλυάττεω ἀναθήματα (Hdt.

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