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By Antonia Ruppel

some time past, discussions of absolute structures (ACs) were constrained by means of an obscure figuring out of what ACs are. by way of reading the character and serve as of ACs and comparable buildings 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. picking out the typical center shared through all ACs, it indicates a starting-point and means through which they built into Greek, Latin and Sanskrit. extra ancient learn finds how ACs were conceived of by means of 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 knowing of ACs in Greek and Latin.

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