“Just Enough” Greek: Actions in Time, with Leonard Muellner

Professor Leonard Muellner of Brandeis University presents an accessible introduction to the way that ancient Greek language conveys actions in time. He clearly defines the concept of verbal aspect, then explains how a verb can mark an event as ongoing or complete, or leave this information unstated. Using examples from Homeric epic and the everyday use of the English language, he enthusiastically explains how this flexible verbal system allows speakers and… Read more