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Sophocles and the Greek language
aspects of diction, syntax and pragmatics

  • ISBN: 9789004147522
  • Editorial: E.J. Brill
  • Lugar de la edición: Leiden. None
  • Colección: Mnemosyne : bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum
  • Encuadernación: Cartoné
  • Nº Pág.: 267
  • Idiomas: Inglés

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This volume offers an extensive overview of the various ways in which Sophocles# use of the Greek language is currently being studied. Greatly admired in antiquity, Sophocles# style only became a serious subject of investigation with Campbell#s Introductory essay On the language of Sophocles (1879). Fourteen chapters, divided into three sections (diction, syntax, pragmatics), discuss the linguistic register and use of gnomai in Ajax# deception speech, Homeric intertextuality, the style of the Sophoclean satyr-plays in relation to tragedy and comedy, the relation between the repetition of words and focalization, the language of blindness, the image of #fire#, the use of deictic pronouns, the semantics of the middle-passive and of counterfactuals, the historic present and the constitution of the text, the suggestive power of descriptions, speech- acts, and strategies of politeness.

Eds. I. J. F. de Jong, A. Rijksbaron


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