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Word Order in Greek Tragic Dialogue$
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Helma Dik

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199279296

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279296.001.0001

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Tragic Ways of Dying: Word Order in the Clause

Tragic Ways of Dying: Word Order in the Clause

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Word Order in Greek Tragic Dialogue

Helma Dik (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter surveys word order in clauses, with a focus on tragic dialogue. In what is essentially a random sample for the purposes of word order and pragmatics, the large majority of cases discussed appears to conform well to an account assuming that pragmatically marked constituents precede the verb. It is shown that the structure of the clauses studied in these samples show important similarities with Greek prose, and strengthens the presumption that knowledge of the rules of Greek word order in prose should not be discarded when reading tragic dialogue.

Keywords:   word order, clause pattern, Sophocles, Aeschylus, Euripides, tragic dialogue

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