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The notion of apposition includes various syntactic constructions, the manifestations of which in Ancient Greek are reviewed in this section: binominal noun phrases (close apposition), parenthetical NPs coindexed with another NP in the matrix clause (loose apposition), as well as other types of appositive relations, including modifier apposition.

1. Close vs. Loose Apposition

Apposition is a grammatical c…

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Nicolas Bertrand, “Apposition”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 26 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000031>
First published online: 2013

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