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Expressions of Time in Ancient Greek (Coulter H George) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2014) 9781107003941
Expressions of Time in Ancient Greek (Coulter H George) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2014) 9781107003941
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Title: Expressions of Time in Ancient Greek

Author: George, Coulter H

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2014

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781107003941

Volumes: 1; Pages: 342

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How did Ancient Greek express that an event occurred at a particular time, for a certain duration, or within a given time frame? The answer to these questions depends on a variety of conditions - the nature of the time noun, the tense and aspect of the verb, the particular historical period of Greek during which the author lived - that existing studies of the language do not take sufficiently into account. This book accordingly examines the circumstances that govern the use of the genitive, dative, and accusative of time, as well as the relevant prepositional constructions, primarily in Greek prose of the fifth century BC through the second century AD, but also in Homer. While the focus is on developments in Greek, translations of the examples, as well as a fully glossed summary chapter, make it accessible to linguists interested in the expression of time generally.

Table of Contents

1. Expressions of time: an introduction

2. Expressions of time in Thucydides

3. Expressions of time: style, genre, and diachrony

4. Expressions of time in Biblical Greek

5. A retrospective: going back in time

6. Summary
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