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Voice
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Abstract

The verbal grammatical category of voice pertains to the relationship between syntactic roles (subject, direct object) and semantic roles (agent, patient, experiencer, beneficiary, recipient). Ancient Greek has three morphologically distinct voice categories. The active voice is marked by act. endings (, -eis, etc.). The middle voice is marked by mid. endings (-mai, -sai, etc.). The passive voice …

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Rutger Allan, “Voice”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 16 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000373>
First published online: 2013



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