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100 1  Pezzini, Giuseppe,|d1984-|eauthor 
245 10 Terence and the verb 'to be' in Latin /|cGiuseppe Pezzini 
250    First edition 
264  1 New York, NY :|bOxford University Press,|c2015 
300    xvii, 355 pages ;|c23 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
490 0  Oxford classical monographs 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-332) and 
505 0  Introduction -- Contraction of esse : collection of 
       evidence. Phonological patterns -- Contraction of esse : 
       phonological analysis and historical appraisal -- Analysis
       of contracted forms in Terence -- Sigmatic ecthlipsis and 
       cliticization of esse -- Conclusions 
520    "Terence and the Verb 'To Be' in Latin is the first in-
       depth study of the verb 'to be' in Latin (esse) and some 
       of its hidden properties. Like the English 'be' (e.g. 
       it's), the Latin forms of esse could undergo phonetic 
       reduction or contraction. This phenomenon is largely 
       unknown since classical texts have undergone a long 
       process of transmission over the centuries, which has 
       altered or deleted its traces. Although they are often 
       neglected by scholars and puzzling to students, the use of
       contracted forms is shown to be widespread and 
       significant. These forms expose the clitic nature of esse,
       which also explains other properties of the verb, 
       including its participation in a prosodic simplification 
       with a host ending in -s (sigmatic ecthlipsis), a 
       phenomenon which is also discussed in the volume. After an
       introduction on methodology, the volume discusses the 
       linguistic significance of such phenomena, focusing in 
       particular on analysis of their behaviour in the plays of 
       the ancient Roman playwright, Terence. Combining 
       traditional scholarship with the use of digital resources,
       the volume explores the orthographic, phonological, 
       semantic, and syntactic aspects of the verb esse, 
       revealing that cliticization is a key feature of the verb 
       'to be' in Latin, and that contractions deserve a place 
       within its paradigm"--|cProvided by publisher 
600 00 Terence|xLanguage 
650  0 Esse (The Latin word) 
650  0 Latin language|xVerb 
650  0 Abbreviations, Latin 
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