I have noticed in Greek grammars that varying descriptions of the syntactic relationship of elements placed side-by-side (with no conjunction) have been alternately described as either A) (asyndetically) coordinated or B) juxtaposed. I am wondering which category apposition falls into. Some classifications at the more theoretical linguistics level of what apposition is in general present even more options:
A panoramic view of the theories of apposition reveals the liberality that is needed if one aims at covering such a heterogeneous range of structures. Thus, apposition has been seen as a juxtaposition of coreferential NPs (Fries 1952; Roberts 1966; Bogacki 1973), as a dependency structure (Poutsma 1904; Curme 1947; Hadlich 1973), as coordination (Hockett 1958; Allerton 1979; Brown & Miller 1980), or as a third kind of syntactic relationship deﬁned in various ways, but different from coordination and subordination (Hockett 1955; Sopher 1971; Delorme & Dougherty 1972; Bitea 1977; Koktov´a 1985; Taylor 2002: 235ff.).
[Source: Juan Carlos Acuña, Aspects of the grammar of close apposition and the structure of the noun phrase, pg. 454.]
My curiosity was piqued when I learned from The Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek (pg. 708) that a cluster of multiple adjectives modifying the same substantive with no conjunctions present may in some cases be considered juxtaposition (in a way it distinguishes from coordination), in a way that looked to me to be somewhat similar to apposition (though typically apposition is limited to nouns and NPs). It says that if multiple modifiers are juxtaposed then the first one modifies the other ones in sequence. But it also includes the possibility that the adjectives may be (asyndetically) coordinated and look the exact same as a case of juxtaposition, leaving the judgment up to the reader.
The relevant excerpt is below:
My overall question though is whether it is proper to say something like:
"There are multiple ways that grammatical elements of a sentence in Greek may be juxtaposed, and apposition is one of them. I.e. apposition is one (though not the only) form of juxtaposition."
Or is it less than certain that apposition is best classified as juxtaposition and may rather be conceived as some kind of paratactic asyndeton, meaning it is (asyndetic) coordination rather than juxtaposition. If apposition is spoken of as "coordination" by some Greek linguists, that would be of interest to me. Since The Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek draws a distinction between juxtaposition and coordination I think the question is relevant.