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This article describes the functions of the nominative case in Ancient Greek, in addition to the semantic, pragmatic and syntactic properties of the subject, which represents the primary use of the nominative in Greek as well as in other Indo-European languages.

In Ancient Greek the nominative is used to mark canonical subjects, i.e., the habitual subjects of predicates in t…

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Luz Conti, “Nominative”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 11 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000251>
First published online: 2013

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