The Emergence of Reflexivity in Greek Language and Thought: From Homer to Plato and Beyond

  title={The Emergence of Reflexivity in Greek Language and Thought: From Homer to Plato and Beyond},
  author={Edward T. Jeremiah},
Tying together linguistics, philology and philosophy, this monograph explores the morphological and semantic development of the heavily marked reflexive system in Ancient Greek and argues that these changes are connected to a reconceptualisation of the human subject as characteristically reflexive. 
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