So Greeby was murdered for his Platonic enclitics. Or perhaps he wasn’t. At the time Sayers wrote Murder at Pentecost, John Dewar Denniston was reading systematically through the whole of Greek Classical Literature to perfect his maximum opus: The Greek Particles published in 1934. I wonder if Sayers knew what he was working on, and, with a tactful variatio, is alluding to it.
Dorothy Sayers and the Wars of the Enclitics (2)
by | Jun 6, 2020