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Personal Pronouns, Use of
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The use of Ancient Greek personal pronouns is analyzed according to their different clitic, stressed and implicit forms. Various similarities and differences are considered between the usage of personal pronouns in Ancient Greek and in other early and modern IE languages, especially in Modern Greek.  

Personal pronouns were included by Greek grammarians in the category of the antōnumía ‘pronoun’, whose use is described in a specific monograph written by Apollonius Dyskolus (2nd c. CE). Accordingly, personal pronouns such as egṓ ‘I’…

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Carlotta Viti, “Personal Pronouns, Use of”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000361>
First published online: 2013

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