Zur Konstruktion Ab urbe condita

Title in English To the Construction Ab urbe condita


Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Graeco-Latina Brunensia
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Web Digitální knihovna FF MU
Field Linguistics
Keywords Dominant Participle; Absolutive Case; Predicative Participle; Legal Phraseology
Description The starting point is O. W. Heick’s 1936 book The Ab Urbe Condita Construction in Latin – it contains a broad material, which is described also in this essay. The author tries to explain particular stages of the development of the construction not only according to Heick’s examples, but also according to her own comparative excerpts. She broadens it and explains it in agreement with general developmental tendencies in linguistics. In compliance with the ascertained spread of the dominant participle in different fields and literary genres, the author considers state administration, legal phraseology and rhetoric as well as practical rhetoric the most important fields of the use of the ab urbe condita construction. All these fields are strongly connected by M. Tullius Cicero.
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