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Consecutio Temporum et Modorum
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The Greek language does not show any systematic form of consecutio temporum, i.e., a cluster of morphological and syntactic rules governing the sequence and agreement of tenses in matrix clauses and subordinate clauses. The relative temporal value assumed by present and aorist mainly in the infinitive…

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Maria Napoli, “Consecutio Temporum et Modorum”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000075>
First published online: 2013

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