Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis
Associate Editors: Vit Bubenik, Emilio Crespo, Chris Golston, Alexandra Lianeri, Silvia Luraghi, Stephanos Matthaios

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics (EAGLL) is a unique work that brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. It is an indispensable research tool for scholars and students of Greek, of linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical literature.

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Hiatus

(912 words)

Author(s): Chris Golston
Abstract Hiatus refers to adjacent vowels in adjacent syllables (English preempt, cooperation, reinvent), which many languages avoid. In Ancient Greek, hiatus is usually preempted by eliding one of the vowels, by contracting the vowels into a single vowel, or by separating them with a glide.   All languages prefer syllables with onsets ( Jakobson 1962:526, pace Breen & Pensalfini 1999), i.e., syllables that begin with consonants. But various factors conspire to bring about onsetless syllables; when an onsetless syllable is preceded by a vowel, we speak of hiatus. Diachronically, th…
Date: 2014-01-22

H (index)

(4,656 words)

Haas, Otto Code-Switching | Greek and Phrygian | Numerals | Philological-Grammatical Tradition in Ancient Linguistics | Pre-Greek Substrate | Toponyms Haas, Willem G. de Crasis | Phonology (Survey) | Prosodic Word habitual action Gnomic Aorist Hachlili, Rachel Greek and Hebrew Hackett, J. Alphabet, The Origin of the Greek Hackstein, Olav Epic Diction | Nestor’s Cup | Perfect, Formation of | Sandhi | Syllabic Consonants | Truncation Haddour, A. Translation in Non-Western Traditions: Concepts and Models Hadrian Attitudes to Language Haegeman, Liliane Government Binding and Greek H…

Historical Present

(677 words)

Author(s): Elliott Maloney
Abstract The ‘historical present’ describes the use of a present tense indicative form in a narrative where the aorist would be expected. The effect of its discontinuity with the other, preterite, verbs in the story usually marks out the main action of the event. The ‘ historical present’ (hereafter HP) is the use of the present tense of a verb (Verb (rhêma); Verbal System) in the indicative mood (Mood and Modality; Mood (énklisis)) to convey a past event in a narrative where an aorist indicative (Aorist; Aorist (aóristos); Aorist Formation…
Date: 2013-11-01

History of Teaching of Ancient Greek in Germany

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Author(s): John Kazazis | Pavlos Chairopoulos
Abstract The teaching of Ancient Greek (AG) in the German-speaking countries and especially in Germany itself was stamped by the ideology of ‘Humanism’, ‘Neo-Humanism’, and ‘Third Humanism’. The term ‘Humanism’ itself betrays a close connection to the Italian Renaissance and the German Reformation, as regards both the legitimization of introducing and the method of teaching AG (and Latin) in this country. But whereas 15th-century Italian Humanism was secular and rhetorical (aimed at producing men able bene et ornate dicere), in the following century when it crossed the Al…
Date: 2013-11-01