Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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Subject: Language and Linguistics

General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis
Associate Editors: Vit Bubenik, Emilio Crespo, Chris Golston, Alexandra Lianeri, Silvia Luraghi, Stephanos Matthaios

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics (EAGLL) is a unique work that brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. It is an indispensable research tool for scholars and students of Greek, of linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical literature.

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Figures (skhḗmata), Ancient Theories of

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Author(s): Anna Novokhatko
Abstract The present article contains a brief history of the ancient understanding of figures in language. The ancient Greek term skhêma, ‘figure’, appears in two closely interwoven and interacting, but nonetheless separate, discourses: grammar and rhetoric. Both discourses developed the word ‘figure’ as a technical term: in the discourse of grammar, the word refers to a phonological, morphological, or syntactical formation of words (from Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, and the Alexandrian grammatical tradition up …
Date: 2013-11-01

Film Adaptation and Translation

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Author(s): Joanna Paul
Abstract The literature of ancient Greece has long been a source of inspiration for filmmakers, and has been adapted for the screen in a variety of different ways. Although popular judgments may focus on a film’s perceived fidelity to an ancient text, there are many problems associated with this concept, just as there are in the process of linguistic translation from ancient Greek; as such, adaptation and translation may usefully be seen as analogous processes. Films such as Jean-Luc Godard’s Le Mépris (1963) and Pasolini’s works based on Greek tragedy offer particularly int…
Date: 2013-11-01