Against the intricate background of the enduring socio-cultural relations between the Roman and Greek worlds, this paper considers an apparent linguistic convergence in the Latin and Greek diachrony, namely the rise of perfective constructions consisting of a so-called “possessive” verb form (i.e. lat. habeo and gr. échō) and a past participle. More specifically, the study aims at offering a contrastive description of the structural circumstances accompanying the growth of both structures within each respective language, in order to evaluate the possibility of a Greek-Latin interaction only in view of the degree of integration of the feature in each system
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