Edited by Camille Denizot and Olga Spevak
[Studies in Language Companion Series 190] 2017
► pp. 181–210
Chapter 9. Res Gestae Divi Augusti
Pragmatic structure and word order of the Greek translation
This paper analyzes the word order of the Greek text of the Res Gestae Divi Augusti and compares it with the word order of the original Latin version. This comparison shows that the predominant word order in the Greek text largely coincides with the basic patterns previously proposed for literary texts. Second, that there is a high degree of coincidence between the word order patterns of the Latin and the Greek versions of this text. However, there are discrepancies in a number of cases. These discrepancies are analyzed in detail and some explanations are proposed for them.