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In Ancient Greek subordination was formally expressed basically by means of two different strategies: the one, presumably going back to the oldest stages of Proto-Indo-European and conservative, was expressed by non-finite verbal forms, such as infinitives, verbal nouns and participles, all of nominal origin; whereas the other, even though equally old, was expressed, in its simplest structure, …

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Pierluigi Cuzzolin, “Subordination”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 18 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2013

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