Show simple item record Lloyd, Michael (Michael A.) 2011-05-16T16:10:52Z 2011-05-16T16:10:52Z 1999 The Classical Association en 1999-05
dc.identifier.citation Classical Quarterly en
dc.identifier.issn 0009-8388
dc.description.abstract This article discusses the 'tragic' or 'instantaneous' use of the aorist tense in ancient Greek. It argues that traditional interpretations are inadequate, since most examples are neither more 'instantaneous' nor more forceful than the equivalent presents. This type of aorist is invariably performative, and its function is to distance the speaker from a more forceful present performative. This often has the effect of making the utterance more polite, and this is discussed in the light of face-threat politeness theory. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Classical Association en
dc.subject Politeness theory en
dc.subject Ancient Greek language en
dc.subject.lcsh Politeness (Linguistics) en
dc.subject.lcsh Greek language--Grammar en
dc.subject.lcsh Greek drama--History and criticism en
dc.title The tragic aorist en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
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dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 49 en
dc.identifier.issue 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 24 en
dc.identifier.endpage 45 en
dc.neeo.contributor Lloyd|Michael (Michael A.)|aut| en

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