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Author Ruppel, Antonia.

Title Absolute constructions in early Indo-European / Antonia Ruppel
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (pages)
Series Cambridge classical studies
Cambridge classical studies.
Summary In the past, discussions of absolute constructions (ACs) have been limited by an imprecise understanding of what ACs are. By examining the nature and function of ACs and related constructions in Greek, Latin and Sanskrit, this new study arrives at a clear and simple definition of ACs. Focussing on the earliest attested material in each language, it highlights how AC usage differs between languages and offers explanations for these differences. Identifying the common core shared by all ACs, it suggests a starting-point and way by which they developed into Greek, Latin and Sanskrit. Further historical study reveals how ACs have been conceived of by grammarians, philologists and even Christian missionaries over the last two thousand years and how enduring misconceptions still affect our discussion of them today. All Sanskrit material is annotated in detail, making it accessible for classicists in particular and allowing a better understanding of ACs in Greek and Latin
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Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Absolute constructions.
Indo-European languages -- Absolute constructions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1139775928 (electronic bk.)
9781139775922 (electronic bk.)