Semantic Gradiance in Middle Lexemes

Transitivity isn't a binary thing. You can scale it across usage. This is clear in things like lexical semantics. Consider the middle instances of φοβέω, for example. ἐφοβήθησαν δὲ ἀκούσαντες ὅτι Ῥωμαῖοί εἰσιν, they grew afraid when they heard they were Roman citizens (Acts 16:38). ἐφοβήθησαν φόβον μέγαν· They were greatly terrified (they feared [with... Continue Reading →

By the way…

For those who skipped over the nonsensically long post before this one, I successfully defended my thesis on August 26th and passed pending the correction of my excessive typos...which I then fixed correctly. No other revisions. I will be uploading it to Academia.edu at some point this fall once I finish my current blog series... Continue Reading →

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