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In antiquity, a comma was defined as a combination of words that has no more than eight syllables.[dubious ]
- http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Figures/C/comma.htm Part of a glossary of classical rhetorical terms.
- Bruce M. Metzger, Bart D. Ehrman, The Text of the New Testament. Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration, New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, pp. 45–46.
- Toivo Viljamaa, "Colon and comma: Dionysius of Halicarnassus on the sentence structure", pp. 163–178 in P. Swiggers, A. Wouters (eds.), Syntax in Antiquity , 2003
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