Philomen Probert, 2006-07

Philomen Probert
Current Title:
University Lecturer in Classical Philology and Linguistics
Wolfson College, Oxford
D.Phil. Oxford (2000)
M.Phil. Oxford (1997)
B.A. Oxford (1995) 
1. Ancient Greek Accentuation: Synchronic Patterns, Frequency Effects, and Prehistory (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2006).

2. ‘Clause Boundaries in Old Hittite Relative Sentences’, Transactions of the Philological Society 104 (2006), 17–83.

3. ‘Accentuation in Old Attic, Later Attic, and Attic’, in J.H.W. Penney (ed.), Indo-European Perspectives: Studies in Honour of Anna Morpurgo Davies (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2004), 277–91.

4. A New Short Guide to the Accentuation of Ancient Greek (London: Duckworth (Bristol Classical Press) 2003).
None given                                                                                 
CV:  None given
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Brief Bio

Philomen Probert is University Lecturer in Classical Philology and Linguistics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Wolfson College. Her CHS project and her current work is on ancient Greek relative clauses. She is trying to understand how Greek came to have so many different types: ‘normal’ relative clauses preceded by an antecedent, ones without an antecedent, ones with an ‘incorporated’ antecedent; and relative clauses with and without case attraction of the relative pronoun or of the antecedent. Most of her earlier work has been on the accent in ancient Greek, but her interest in relative clauses began with some work on relative clauses in Hittite. She enjoyed a productive and happy year at the CHS. For any coming CHS Fellows who like hiking, the mountains in the surrounding states are beautiful and there are five or more hiking groups in the area; I hiked with the Wanderbirds (, who are great.