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Verborum ordo – ordo verborum: the placement of the dependent genitive in Classical Latin

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In this thesis I examine the placement of the dependent genitive relative to its head noun in Classical Latin prose. The corpus is drawn from the works of four first-century B.C. authors: Caesar, Cicero, Sallust and Varro. The thesis itself is split into two main sections, a qualitative analysis and a quantitative analysis.

The qualitative analysis discusses a number of factors that may influence genitive position, drawn from literature on the subject as well as my pilot studies. The...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Department:
Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Comparative Philology and General Linguistics
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:dc9b0a88-ffcb-49ae-8788-3975d9a6264e
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ora:7130
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English
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