I investigate the use and the stylistic relevance of a specific syntactic pattern in Greek epigrams. This pattern is usually known as 'apo koinou construction of prepositions' and is to be found when, in a sequence of two or more complements introduced by the same preposition, this preposition is implicit in the first complement(s) and becomes explicit only in the following one(s). I first consider a homogeneous group of votive epigrams dealing with the dedications to Pan by three brothers (AP 11-16 and 179-187). Then I discuss some occurrences of the 'apo koinou construction of prepositions' in epigrams that do not belong to the three-brothers series.

The 'apo koinou' Construction of Prepositions as a Feature of the Epigrammatic Style

MASSIMILLA, GIULIO
2016

Abstract

I investigate the use and the stylistic relevance of a specific syntactic pattern in Greek epigrams. This pattern is usually known as 'apo koinou construction of prepositions' and is to be found when, in a sequence of two or more complements introduced by the same preposition, this preposition is implicit in the first complement(s) and becomes explicit only in the following one(s). I first consider a homogeneous group of votive epigrams dealing with the dedications to Pan by three brothers (AP 11-16 and 179-187). Then I discuss some occurrences of the 'apo koinou construction of prepositions' in epigrams that do not belong to the three-brothers series.
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