A few days ago, the Classics Blog, Sententiae Antiquae, had a lovely piece on how language, grammar, and gender often intersect. A man marries, a woman gets married, but what about divorce & adultery? Rachel Aubrey investigates.
When we talk about prepositional meaning, we have focused on the usage of prepositions in constructional contexts. We have not talked about ἀπό or ἐκ meaning CAUSE, for example, but rather ἀπό and ἐκ being used in a CAUSE expressions. This is an important distinction.
Both the Source (material) & Source (reflexive) senses involve an an element of identification of the TR with the LM.
This post is based on a paper reviewing two articles, one on grammatical relations and agency and the other on voice & transitivity. (Carl Conrad's discussion of Ancient Greek Voice discusses the latter article a good deal). While the first half of this essay is not related to Greek, it ties the discussions together in... Continue Reading →