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σύνταξις/sýntaxis in Apollonius [11], Latin constructio in Priscian; it deals with the sentence as the basic form of meaningful utterances, and with its structure and constituents.

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I. Foundations

Syntactic analysis is based on the differentiation between the parts of speech and their use as sentence elements or constituents, already developed by the ancient grammarians (μέρη τοῦ λόγου/mérē toû lógou, Lat. partes orationis 'parts of speech': e.g. ὄνομα/ónoma, Lat. vocabulum 'noun'; ῥῆμα/rhêma, Lat. verbum 'verb…

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Gippert, Jost (Frankfurt/Main), “Syntax”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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