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by MAubrey
May 7th, 2011, 4:07 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Archaisms & the Hellenistic Perfect
Replies: 4
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Re: Archaisms & the Hellenistic Perfect

Well, I'm less interested in the dative of agent constructions themselves anyway, and you've already confirmed (I think) my suspicions that truly stative perfects like what we see with γέγραπται constitute a more formal level of speech--or at least it was becoming that way. This is something I might...
by MAubrey
May 7th, 2011, 1:56 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Archaisms & the Hellenistic Perfect
Replies: 4
Views: 3094

Re: Archaisms & the Hellenistic Perfect

Mike, this is very interesting, and I'm glad we have these categories and subcategories in Jonathan's proposed forum structure. Agreed. It's wonderful. γέγραπται is distinctly Hebraic/LXX Greek, isn't it? A quick check of all the GNT instances of γέγρατπται doesn't bring up any used with a so-calle...
by MAubrey
May 6th, 2011, 11:45 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Archaisms & the Hellenistic Perfect
Replies: 4
Views: 3094

Archaisms & the Hellenistic Perfect

I've been reading through Coultier H. George's Expressions of Agency in Ancient Greek , which surveys forms that the semantic agent takes in passive constructions--the syntactic passive, not morphological (e.g. not -θη)--from Homer to the medieval period (12th century). His primary interest in the d...

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