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dc.contributor.authorYates, Anthony David
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T20:23:14Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T20:23:14Z
dc.date.issued2011-08
dc.identifier.otheryates_anthony_d_201108_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/yates_anthony_d_201108_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/27646
dc.description.abstractThe Homeric collocation βῆ δ’ἴμεναι and its related variants βῆ δ’ἴμεν and βῆ δ’ἴμεναι present a syntactic problem, failing to respond to standard treatments of infinitival syntax set forth in synchronic grammar handbooks of ancient Greek. I propose a new approach to the collocation, analyzing it as a serial verb construction. I further argue for a historical relationship with the asyndetic imperatival sequence βάσκ’ ἴθι, which also shows serial verb syntax and which ultimately provides the impetus for the creation of the collocation in the context of a face-to-face, verbal exchange between speaker and addressee. This derivation crucially accounts for a number of otherwise inexplicable syntactic, semantic, and poetic properties of the collocation in Homeric epic.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectAncient Greek
dc.subjectOral poetry
dc.subjectHomeric poetry
dc.subjectHomeric linguistics
dc.subjectIndo-European linguistics
dc.subjectSerial Verb Constructions
dc.subjectDeixis
dc.subjectPrototype Theory
dc.subjectDiachronic syntax
dc.subjectDiachronic semantics
dc.titleHomeric Bh d'i(m)en(ai)
dc.title.alternativea diachronic approach
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentClassics
dc.description.majorClassical Languages
dc.description.advisorJared Klein
dc.description.committeeJared Klein
dc.description.committeeNicholas Rynearson
dc.description.committeeCharles Platter


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