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The Oxford Latin SyntaxVolume II: The Complex Sentence and Discourse$
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Harm Pinkster

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780199230563

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199230563.001.0001

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(p.715) Chapter 20 Comparison
The Oxford Latin Syntax

Harm Pinkster

Oxford University Press

Chapter 20 deals with comparison. A distinction is made between expressions of comparison (equivalence and non-equivalence) and of similarity and dissimilarity. The former typically uses the comparative expression quam, the latter a coordinator. Attention is given to the ablative of comparison and the ablative of measure of difference. Comparative clauses of quality with ut are dealt with separately and so are proportional comparative expressions. Finally there is the absolute use of the comparative and the elative use of the superlative.

Keywords:   comparison, equivalence, non-equivalence, similarity, dissimilarity, quam, coordinator, ablative, ut, clause, proportional, expression

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