English has constructions that sort of look like Greek middle voice. The door closed (Greek: ἐκλείσθη ἡ θύρα)Rachel […]
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.
What reasons are there for a Greek speaker to use a reflexive pronoun with a verb rather than the middle voice?
Both contributors to this blog (yes, there actually is more than one — Mike and Rachel Aubrey) are […]
I read an excellent article in Novum Testamentum yesterday that argues that the novel sense of διακρίνομαι ‘to […]
That moment when you read in BDAG (and BAGD, too) that σκοτίζω’s middle form has the function of: […]
That moment when you read in BDAG that κοιμάω is: in our lit. only in pass. and w. act. […]
Transitivity isn’t a binary thing. You can scale it across usage. This is clear in things like lexical […]