Passive (Syntax)
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Abstract

Ancient Greek has three morphologically distinct voice categories: act. voice, mid. voice and pass. voice. In the literature on Ancient Greek voice, the term pass. voice may refer to (1) the grammatical construction in which an entity undergoing the event is selected as the subject of the clause, (2) the formation marked with the suffix -thē- or -ē-.

In the literature on Ancient Greek voice, the term pass. voice may refer to two different notions. First, the pass. voice can refer to the grammatical cons…

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Rutger Allan, “Passive (Syntax)”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 12 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000507>
First published online: 2013



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