Consecutio Temporum et Modorum
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The Greek language does not show any systematic form of consecutio temporum, i.e., a cluster of morphological and syntactic rules governing the sequence and agreement of tenses in matrix clauses and subordinate clauses. The relative temporal value assumed by present and aorist mainly in the inf…

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Maria Napoli, “Consecutio Temporum et Modorum”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 18 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2013

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