Tense/Aspect
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Abstract

Tense and aspect are two different verbal categories in Ancient Greek. Tense refers externally to the moment when a certain event takes place, be it either in the past, in the present or in the future. Aspect, also known as ‘grammatical aspect’, refers to the internal temporal characteristics of the event, that is, if it is still in its development (imperfective), or if it is conside…

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Jesús de la Villa, “Tense/Aspect”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 23 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000343>
First published online: 2013



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