Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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Hyperbaton refers to discontinuous syntactic structure which crosscuts all phrasal levels. It has been described as both a syntactic phenomenon and a rhetorical device. Two major types of hyperbaton have been identified in Classical Greek: the Y1 hyperbaton and the Y2 hyperbaton, the former being a formal reversal of the latter. The mirr…

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Efrosini Deligianni, “Hyperbaton”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 20 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000182>
First published online: 2013

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