The Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek

The Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek

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No. of pages:852 pages
Size:246x173x37 mm
Weight:1680 g
Illustrations: 5 b/w illus. 130 tables
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An entirely new, comprehensive reference grammar of Classical Greek that reflects the state of the art of Greek linguistics.

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This is the first full-scale reference grammar of Classical Greek in English in a century. The first work of its kind to reflect significant advances in linguistics made in recent decades, it provides students, teachers and academics with a comprehensive yet user-friendly treatment. The chapters on phonology and morphology make full use of insights from comparative and historical linguistics to elucidate complex systems of roots, stems and endings. The syntax offers linguistically up-to-date descriptions of such topics as case usage, tense and aspect, voice, subordinate clauses, infinitives and participles. An innovative section on textual coherence treats particles and word order and discusses several sample passages in detail, demonstrating new ways of approaching Greek texts. Throughout the book numerous original examples are provided, all with translations and often with clarifying notes. Clearly laid-out tables, helpful cross-references and full indexes make this essential resource accessible to users of all levels.
Table of Contents:
Preface; Abbreviations, symbols, editions; On terminology; Part I. Phonology and Morphology: 1. The signs and sounds of Classical Greek; 2. Introduction to nominal forms; 3. The article; 4. Nouns; 5. Adjectives and participles; 6. Adverbs; 7. Pronouns; 8. Correlative pronouns and adverbs; 9. Numerals; 10. The dual: nominal forms; 11. Introduction to verb forms; 12. The present; 13. The aorist: active and middle; 14. The aorist: passive; 15. The future: active and middle; 16. The future: passive; 17. The perfect (and future perfect): introduction; 18. The perfect: active; 19. The perfect: middle
-passive; 20. The future perfect; 21. The dual: verb forms; 22. Principal parts; 23. Word formation; 24. Accentuation; 25. Ionic and other dialects; Part II. Syntax: 26. Introduction to simple sentences; 27. Agreement; 28. The article; 29. Pronouns and quantifiers; 30. Cases; 31. Prepositions; 32. Comparison; 33. The verb: tense and aspect; 34. The verb: mood; 35. The verb: voice; 36. Impersonal constructions; 37. Verbal adjectives; 38. Questions, directives, wishes, exclamations; 39. Introduction to complex sentences; 40. Introduction to finite subordinate clauses; 41. Indirect statements; 42. Indirect questions and indirect exclamations; 43. Fear clauses; 44. Effort clauses; 45. Purpose clauses; 46. Result clauses; 47. Temporal clauses; 48. Causal clauses; 49. Conditional clauses; 50. Relative clauses; 51. The infinitive; 52. The participle; 53. Overview of subordinate constructions; 54. Overview of moods; 55. Overview of the uses of &&&7940;&&&957;; 56. Overview of negatives; 57. Overview of the uses of &&&8033;&&&962;; Part III. Textual Coherence: 58. Introduction; 59. Particles; 60. Word order; 61. Four sample passages; Bibliography; Indexes.