Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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In Ancient Greek comparison was mainly expressed by means of morpho-syntactic devices. In particular, two strategies were employed: in the first, the entity representing the standard was expressed by the genitive, especially when two homogeneous entities were compared, whereas in the second the standard was introduced by a particle. Both these patterns have survived down to Modern Greek.

1. Introduction

As is well known, the label “comparative construct…

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Pierluigi Cuzzolin, “Comparison”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 28 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000067>
First published online: 2013

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