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By Antonia Ruppel

some time past, discussions of absolute structures (ACs) were constrained via an vague knowing of what ACs are. via interpreting the character and serve as of ACs and similar structures in Greek, Latin and Sanskrit, this new learn arrives at a transparent and easy definition of ACs. Focussing at the earliest attested fabric in each one language, it highlights how AC utilization differs among languages and gives causes for those changes. settling on the typical middle shared by way of all ACs, it indicates a starting-point and means during which they built into Greek, Latin and Sanskrit. additional historic research unearths how ACs were conceived of through grammarians, philologists or even Christian missionaries over the past thousand years and the way enduring misconceptions nonetheless have an effect on our dialogue of them at the present time. All Sanskrit fabric is annotated intimately, making it available for classicists specifically and permitting a greater realizing of ACs in Greek and Latin.

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