Rogelio Toledo Martin is a MA student in Classics at Freie Universität Berlin. He holds a BA degree also in Classics from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and he also studied an one year program in Biblical Languages at Polis, the Jerusalem Institute of Languages and Humanities. His research interests are twofold: on the one side, didactic techniques of modern languages applied to "dead" languages; on the other, a linguistic-pragmatic perspective on Greek and Latin texts.
The topic of his current research is Speech Act Conditionals in Ancient Greek. This kind of conditional sentence is usually labeled by traditional grammars as a marginal conditional or pseudo conditional, insofar as it does not follow the canonical rules of prototypic conditionals. Pragmatics, on the other hand, seem to offer a more comprehensive answer. The main objective is to elucidate how the protasis of speech act conditionals can be understood either as the explicitation of one of Grice’s conversational maxims or as one of Searle’s felicity conditions.