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Title: On Latin - Linguistic and Literary Studies in Hounour of Harm Pinkster
Edited By: A. Machtelt Bolkestein
Jan R. de Jong
Rodie Risselada
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Contents: Bakkum, G.: Capenate esu CIL I2.476,6 = XI.6707,6, CIL I2.2496,9 Bolkestein, M.: Free but not arbitrary: 'emotive' word order in Latin? Garcia-Hernandez, B.: Modificacion prefijal y regimen sintactico. El testimonio de Arusiano Mesio Hengst, D. den: Hidden polemics. Ammianus' digression on Egypt (Res Gestae 21.15-16) Herman, J.: Remarques sur l'histoire du futur latin- et sur la prehistoire du futur roman Kroon, C. & P. Rose: Atrociter corruptus? The use of 'narrative' tenses in Ammianus Marcellinus' Res Gestae Lavency, M.: Rex qui fuit - rex qui esset - rex cum esset Risselada R.: And now for something completely different? Temporal discourse markers: Latin 'nunc' and English 'now' Rosen, H.: 'Eam vitam vivere quae est sola vita nominanda'. Reflections on cognate complements Smolenaars, H.: 'On went the steed, on went the driver'. An intertextual analysis of Valerius Flaccus 'Argonautica' 6.256-264, Statius 'Thebias' 7.632-639 and Silius 'Punica' 7.667-679. Touratier, C.: Les temps dans un recit (Virgile, 'Ecloga' 7.1-20) Wisse, J.: The Presence of Zeno. The date of Philodemus' 'On Rhetoric and the use of the 'citative' and 'reproducing' present in Latin and Greek.

Publication Year: 1996
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Latin
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ISBN: 9050631371
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Pages: 202pp
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