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Description - The Verb 'Be' In Ancient Greek by Charles H. Kahn

This book offers a systematic description of the use and grammar of the verb 'to be' in Ancient Greek, before the philosophers took it over to express the central concepts in Greek logic and metaphysics. The evidence is taken primarily from Homer, but supplemented by specimens from classical Attic prose. Topics discussed include the original status of the verb in Indo-European, as well as the logical and syntactic relations among copula, existential, and veridical uses.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780872206441
ISBN-10: 0872206440
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 158mm x mm)
Pages: 524
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Charles H. Kahn

Charles H Kahn is Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania.