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The augment use of Greek ἔειπον and εἶπον in early Epic Greek : an evidential marker?

Filip De Decker (UGent)
(2019) SYMBOLAE OSLOENSES. 92(1). p.2-56
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This article is part of an ongoing investigation into the meaning, origin and use of the augment in Early Greek prose and poetry and discusses the use and absence of the augment in the forms of the simplex epsilon epsilon iota pi omicron nu/epsilon iota pi omicron nu in early epic Greek (Homer, Hesiod and the Homeric Hymns). I first explain why this verb was chosen and then proceed to determining the corpus. I start by listing the criteria to determine which forms are metrically guaranteed; when a form is not secured by the metre, I use the "Barrett-Taida" method, which analyses metrically insecure forms by comparing them to the metrically secure forms of the same paradigm and to the attestations and positions in the verse. The corpus that is thus established is then analysed by using previous scholarship on syntactic constraints (Drewitt-Beck's clitic rule and Kiparsky's "conjunction reduction" rule) and on the semantics (Koch-Basset's distinction of narrative versus speech and Platt-Bakker-Mumm's theory of recent past versus Hoffmann's remote and timeless past); special attention is also paid to the exceptions. At the end, I investigate if the augment use in epic Greek can be explained as a visual evidential marker.
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epic Greek, augment in Homer, historical Greek syntax, grammaticalization, evidentiality in Indo-European, HOMERIC-HYMN

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De Decker, Filip. “The Augment Use of Greek Ἔειπον and Εἶπον in Early Epic Greek : An Evidential Marker?” SYMBOLAE OSLOENSES, vol. 92, no. 1, 2019, pp. 2–56.
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De Decker, F. (2019). The augment use of Greek ἔειπον and εἶπον in early Epic Greek : an evidential marker? SYMBOLAE OSLOENSES, 92(1), 2–56.
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De Decker, Filip. 2019. “The Augment Use of Greek Ἔειπον and Εἶπον in Early Epic Greek : An Evidential Marker?” SYMBOLAE OSLOENSES 92 (1): 2–56.
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De Decker, Filip. 2019. “The Augment Use of Greek Ἔειπον and Εἶπον in Early Epic Greek : An Evidential Marker?” SYMBOLAE OSLOENSES 92 (1): 2–56.
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De Decker F. The augment use of Greek ἔειπον and εἶπον in early Epic Greek : an evidential marker? SYMBOLAE OSLOENSES. 2019;92(1):2–56.
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F. De Decker, “The augment use of Greek ἔειπον and εἶπον in early Epic Greek : an evidential marker?,” SYMBOLAE OSLOENSES, vol. 92, no. 1, pp. 2–56, 2019.
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  author       = {De Decker, Filip},
  issn         = {0039-7679},
  journal      = {SYMBOLAE OSLOENSES},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {2--56},
  title        = {The augment use of Greek ἔειπον and εἶπον in early Epic Greek : an evidential marker?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00397679.2019.1586133},
  volume       = {92},
  year         = {2019},
}

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