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This entry analyzes the semantic and morpho-syntactic features of transitive states of affairs in Ancient Greek and focuses on the semantic factors that allow the morpho-syntactic and structural properties of prototypical transitive constructions.

1. Introduction

In its traditional use, transitivity is understood as the ability of many …

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Luz Conti, “Transitivity”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013

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