Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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The subject in Greek may be identified as the element which agrees with a finite verb. In addition, the subject is the only candidate to undergo raising. The subject in a finite clause is marked by nominative case. The subject of an infinitive or participle may carry nominative or other cases depending on whether it is coreferent with the subject of a governing verb or not.

1. Introduction

Subject is the name given to a central grammatical function identifiable in most of the world’…

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Eirik Welo, “Subject”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 02 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000327>
First published online: 2013

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