Las construcciones con verbo soporte en latín tardíola "Historia Augusta"

  1. Lopez Martin, Ivan
Supervised by:
  1. María Dolores Jiménez López Director
  2. José Miguel Baños Baños Director

Defence university: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Fecha de defensa: 11 January 2022

  1. Eugenio Ramón Luján Martínez Chair
  2. Álvaro Cancela Cilleruelo Secretary
  3. Olga Álvarez Huerta Committee member
  4. Chiara Fedriani Committee member
  5. Esperanza Torrego Committee member
  1. Filología Clásica

Type: Thesis


The main goal of this Doctoral Dissertation is to study the diachronic evolution of nounverb collocations, also referred to as support verb constructions (SVC) in a broad sense, in Late Latin, a period hardly explored until now. Since historiography is the literary genre in which this type of complex predicates appears most frequently and with the greatest variety, four representative works of the 4th century AD have been chosen as the basis for this study and analyzed both from a diachronic and a synchronic point of view: the Historia Augusta (HA), Eutropius’ Breviarium, Aurelius Victor’s Liber de Caesaribusand Amianus Marcellinus’ Res gestae.The analysis of these works, addressed both from a quantitative (overall frequencyof SVCs in each work) and a qualitative point of view (study of the six most frequent support verbs and of the collocational radius of some of the most productive nominal bases), as well as their comparison with a parallel and representative corpus of classical (Caesar, Sallust, Nepos and Livy) and post-classical historiography (Curtius, Velleius Paterculus, Valerius Maximus, Tacitus and Suetonius) will provide the means to distinguish changes that characterize the 4th century historiographic genre (which in many cases are also applicable to late Latin in general), from what are, by contrast, distinctive features of the style and language of each author...