We are excited to announce the online publication of the first four volumes of Particles in Ancient Greek Discourse: Five Volumes Exploring Particle Use Across Genres, a born-digital publication from the Hellenic Studies Series co-authored by Anna Bonifazi, Annemieke Drummen, and Mark de Kreij. This comprehensive work, available in full on the CHS website, analyzes particle usage across five genres of ancient Greek discourse—epic, lyric, tragedy, comedy, and historiography—with the aim of exploring communicative strategies, cognitive processes, and the interactional dynamics of language production.
The first four volumes are:
- Volume I. Foundations
- Volume II. Particle Use in Homer and Pindar
- Volume III. Particle Use in Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes
- Volume IV. Particle Use in Herodotus and Thucydides
The forthcoming fifth volume will consist of a searchable, sortable database designed to showcase the wealth of previous particle studies. An important tool for researchers, it will include information from the fourteen monographs on Greek particles that appeared between 1588 and 1993, as well as hundreds of dedicated articles, grammars, thesauruses, and lexica.
CHS had the chance to welcome the authors of this important publication for an in-depth discussion.