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This article discusses the clause in Ancient Greek in its various manifestations of personal and impersonal constructions and verbal and nominal clauses, ranging from one-word clauses to highly structured clauses containing articles, participles or adverbs. Attention is also paid to the interpretation of the clause by the Greek grammarians. 

In Ancient Greek, a clause is called lógos, i.e., a rationally articulated discourse. The first definition of the clause was formulated by Plato (5th-4th century BCE) in his dialogue K…

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Carlotta Viti, “Clause”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2013

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