Thursday, January 02, 2020


A Rare Man

Times obituary of Maurice Platnauer (1887-1974), quoted in Edith Hall, Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides' Black Sea Tragedy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), p. 4:
A keen student of language and especially of grammar and syntax, he was one of those rare men who enjoy reading voluminous grammars from beginning to end.

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