Prepositional Phrase Hyperbaton in Cicero’s Orations

Auteur: Vendel, Agnes
Titre: Prepositional Phrase Hyperbaton in Cicero’s Orations
Revue/Collection: In : Concepción Cabrillana, Recent Trends and Findings in Latin Linguistics: Volume I: Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics.
Lieu èdition: Berlin Boston
Éditeur: De Gruyter
Annèe edition: 2024
Pages: 273-295
Mots-clès: Rhétorique - Retorica - Rhetorics
Description: This article surveys the use of hyperbaton in prepositional phrases in Cicero’s orations. Expressions of the type qua de causa or magna in re are sometimes regarded as banal and have received comparatively little attention in previous scholarship on hyperbaton. In this study, based on over 4000 occurrences, I show that Cicero’s use of prepositional phrase hyperbaton is not random. Through a thorough examination of the data, specific features emerge as good predictors of hyperbaton. These include the preposition governing the noun phrase, the syntactic and semantic characteristics of both the noun and modifier, and how the prepositional phrase relates to the wider textual context.[Author]
Sigle auteur: Vendel 2024