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On the Category of Particles in Byzantium



Year of publication 2014
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The chapter focuses both on the formal status of the category of particles in Byzantium and their practical usage in learned Greek of the Byzantine period. First, the current state of the research in this field is summarized. Second, the main characteristics of the category of particles in preserved Byzantine grammatical treatises and their categorization within the word class system are outlined. Finally, a detailed analysis of the particle usage in Nikephoros Blemmydes' rhetorical essay Basilikos Andrias and its metaphrase from the beginning of the 14th century is provided as an example of the particle usage in learned prose of late Byzantium.