Basics of Greek Accents by John A. L. Lee is a compact, student-friendly, and practical guide to accents for students of both classical and biblical Greek. In eight simple lessons students will learn the basics of ancient Greek accentuation.
Ideal for beginners who are just learning the language or for intermediate students who have learned some Greek but are unsure of their accents, this handy resource avoids theory and concentrates on taking the learner through the essentials in a natural sequence and reinforces learning by means of simple exercises.
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About the Author
John A. L. Lee (PhD, Cambridge University) is a Senior Research Fellow (honorary) attached to the Ancient History Department at Macquarie University. He has been cochair of the Biblical Lexicography Section, Society of Biblical Literature (2003-05), and is a member of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (elected 2005).
Table of Contents
1 The Basic Rules 11
2 Verbs 17
3 Nouns and Adjectives 23
4 Good Words to Know 31
5 More about Nouns and Adjectives 37
1 Contraction 45
1 Enclitics 51
1 Scaling the Heights 57
Further Practice 65
Traditional Accent Terminology 71
Answers to Exercises 73
Greek Word Index 104
Subject Index 110
What People are Saying About This
There is simply no better place to start learning Greek accentuation than right here with this book. -- Constantine R. Campbell, Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Greek accents are a seemingly impenetrable haze to most students of the New Testament. John Lee's Basics of Greek Accents cuts through the fog in a pedagogically humane way. Well laid out and easy to digest, this book offers a straightforward, step-by-step approach to the acquisition of Greek accentuation for any who want to master this language. I recommend it even for the beginner because knowledge of the accents is essential for learning the language properly from the get-go. It is much easier to have good habits of pronunciation from the start than to unlearn bad habits later on. -- Daniel B. Wallace, senior research professor, New Testament, Dallas Theological Seminary
In G. K. Chesterton's autobiography, he writes, 'As for Greek accents, I triumphantly succeeded, through a long series of school-terms, in avoiding learning them at all.' If many a Greek teacher is honest, his or her knowledge of Greek accents may not be too far behind Chesterton's. Thankfully, in this compact and well-written new book, John Lee guides both professors and students to a competency in Greek accents. Thanks are due to Dr. Lee for producing a resource that has been needed for generations. -- Robert L. Plummer, professor of New Testament interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
From the author of the magisterial History of New Testament Lexicography, here comes an eminently useful and practical tool on Greek accents and ndash; for students, teachers, and editors alike. Highly recommended! -- Andreas J. Köstenberger, senior research professor of New Testament and biblical theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Sem