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Space (Adpositions)
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This entry provides an illustration of the main ways to encode spatial relations through primary prepositions in Greek. More specifically, the function of the prepositional phrases by which Greek encodes the semantic roles of Location, Direction, Source and Path will be described. Particular attention will be devoted to the semantic role (SR) of Location, which seems to be preponderant sinc…

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Luisa Brucale, “Space (Adpositions)”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 05 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_000038>
First published online: 2013

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