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The Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek gives clear, concise, and easily understood explanations of all the key points of Classical Greek grammar. With additional features such as a glossary of grammatical terms, a vocabulary list covering all the Greek words found in the main text, study tips, and practice exercises to help develop knowledge and gain confidence, this invaluable resource ensures that students have all the support they need to complement their language learning. The Oxford Grammar of Classical ...
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Overview


The Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek gives clear, concise, and easily understood explanations of all the key points of Classical Greek grammar. With additional features such as a glossary of grammatical terms, a vocabulary list covering all the Greek words found in the main text, study tips, and practice exercises to help develop knowledge and gain confidence, this invaluable resource ensures that students have all the support they need to complement their language learning. The Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek also offers hundreds of example sentences illustrating grammatical points, an explanation of literary terms, and a guide to how Classical Greek was pronounced. The first book of grammar dedicated to Classical Greek for students in almost a century, this handy reference will replace existing Greek grammars and help students bring this ancient language to life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195218510
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 521,596
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

James Morwood is Fellow at Wadham College, Oxford and Grocyn Lecturer for the Literae Humaniores Faculty.

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Table of Contents

Preface v
Acknowledgements vi
Glossary of grammatical terms vii
Abbreviations xvii
The Greek alphabet and its pronunciation 1
The history of the pronunciation of Greek 7
Reference Grammar
Nouns, adjectives and pronouns 10
Number and gender 10
Cases 10
The definite article 24
Nouns 25
Adjectives 32
Adverbs 45
Pronouns 46
Correlatives 51
Numerals 53
Prepositions 56
Verbs 60
Verbs in [omega] 62
Verbs with a 2nd aorist 69
Root aorists 71
Contracted verbs 73
Verbs in [mu iota] 80
Irregular verbs 93
Top 101 irregular verbs 98
More principal parts 110
Constructions
The definite article 122
Relative clauses 127
Time, place and space 131
Participles 136
Pronouns 144
Sequence of tenses and moods 152
Indirect statement 154
Subordinate clauses in indirect statement 159
Direct and indirect questions 161
Commands, exhortations and wishes 168
Indirect commands 170
Because 172
Purpose clauses 174
Result clauses 177
[characters not reproducible] and [characters not reproducible] - on condition that 179
Verbs of fearing and precaution 180
Conditional sentences 183
Conditional sentences in indirect statement 188
Impersonal verbs 190
The gerundive 193
Indefinite clauses 195
Time clauses 197
[characters not reproducible] 199
Verbs of preventing, hindering and denying 201
The negatives 204
Particles 207
[characters not reproducible] - words easily confused 214
Some tips 218
Appendices
Accents 222
Dialect 227
Homeric dialect 227
Herodotus' Ionic dialect 228
New Testament Greek 229
The dual 232
Some literary terms 234
Vocabulary 241
Greek - English 241
English - Greek 255
Index of Greek words 264
Index 267
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