Evidentiality in Ancient Greek Literature: The case of που in Attic Dialogue
Papyrus from Oxyrhynchus (1st century A.D.) with parts of a speech by the Attic orator Isocrates. Picture from Wikipedia, public domain.
Abstract: In this presentation, Raf Van Rooy offers an introduction to the modern linguistic concept of evidentiality, which refers to the expression of information source in language. It is argued that this category is highly relevant for understanding Ancient Greek language and literature. After a general introduction to the phenomenon, the particle που in Attic dialogue is treated as a case study.
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