Tense and Aspect from Hellenistic to Early Byzantine Greek
(2,193 words)

Abstract

This contribution focuses on tense and aspect in post-Classical and early Byzantine Greek. After discussing some recent contributions concerning so-called ‘Biblical Greek’, there follows an overview of the diachronic evolution of the temporal-aspectual system. A number of main structural tendencies are outlined, such as the loss of the synthetic Perfect and Future, t…

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Klaas Bentein, “Tense and Aspect from Hellenistic to Early Byzantine Greek”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 25 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000342>
First published online: 2013



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