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Terence and the verb ‘to be’ in Latin: contractions, sigmatic ecthlipsis, and some clitic characteristics of esse

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The main topic of the thesis is a discussion of the contraction of esse (-st < est , -'s < -es), a widespread phenomenon in Latin comedy, generally known as ‘prodelision’.

The thesis collects evidence for contracted forms from a large variety of sources (e.g. inscriptions, Sabellian languages and ancient grammarians) and analyses their transmission in the manuscript tradition of Latin authors. Contracted forms appear to be widespread but are neglected by or puzzling to...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
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HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
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Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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English
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2012-05-31

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