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Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-276) and indexes.
This title explores the development by Ancient Greek of prepositions to mark the agents of passive verbs, from Homer through to the first millennium AD. The translation of examples renders the title accessible to non-classicists interested in changes in prepositional systems generally.
1. Passive verbs and agent constructions -- 2. Agent constructions in Homer -- 3. Agent constructions with perfect passive verbs -- 4. Agent constructions with prepositions other than [actual symbol not reproducible] : prose -- 5. Agent constructions with prepositions other than [actual symbol not reproducible] : tragedy and comedy -- 6. decline of [actual symbol not reproducible] in agent constructions.
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