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Thorough Greek Grammar

Postby Lumen_et_umbra » Mon Aug 18, 2003 11:59 pm

Does anyone here know of a thorough Greek grammar, which has stood the test of time, is advanced, and is relatively ubiquitous/easy to procure?<br /><br />p.s. I would prefer it if the book were more-or-less THE definitive text on Greek grammar.
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Re:Thorough Greek Grammar

Postby Jeff Tirey » Tue Aug 19, 2003 12:32 am

I suggest Greek Grammar by Herbert Weir Smyth. First printed in 1920 and going strong with reprints widely available.<br /><br />Jeff
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Re:Thorough Greek Grammar

Postby Jeff Tirey » Tue Aug 19, 2003 12:40 am

Also, we'll be posting Smyth's Greek Grammar around the 24th of this month. Check it out then. <br /><br />The grammar is VERY large, at just under 800 pages - so owning the real thing might be more practical if you plan to use it frequently. The first edition was 1920, there's also a 1956 edition and many reprints. The most recent reprint I have seen is 1983. Try to find a reprint if you want to save money. They can be found easily looking on Amazon.<br /><br />jeff<br />
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Re:Thorough Greek Grammar

Postby Lumen_et_umbra » Tue Aug 19, 2003 4:31 am

Thank you very much! :)
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Re:Thorough Greek Grammar

Postby Ptolemaios » Wed Aug 20, 2003 7:39 am

I think Kühner-Gerth is considered the authorative Greek grammar; it doesn't meet your other requirements, though. It's four volumes, probably costs a small fortune and is in German (which may be a problem).<br />I'm afraid that the definitive Greek grammar doesn't exist. The subject is too vast to be described in complete up-to-date detail.<br /><br />Ptolemaios
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Re:Thorough Greek Grammar

Postby mingshey » Thu Aug 21, 2003 12:30 am

Well, if you can't wait, you can find smyth's at Perseus Digital Library. But its in separate web pages section by section. You will prefer pdf to html, and paper book to pdf. ;) <br />*Smyth:<br />http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0007&layout=&loc=1&query=toc<br />*and Kühner-Gerth :<br />http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0019&layout=&loc=1&query=toc<br />
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Re:Thorough Greek Grammar

Postby Lumen_et_umbra » Thu Aug 21, 2003 4:47 am

How much does the German four-volume bookset cost?<br /><br />Although, it is rather irrelevant for me to ask such a question as I do not even speak German! :)<br />I am just interested to know.
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Re:Thorough Greek Grammar

Postby mingshey » Thu Aug 21, 2003 11:00 am

They sell them on amazon.de at 122.5 euro for each two books(a volume). Used book at about 35 euro.<br />But then how much is a euro?<br /><br />Search the item by <br />    "Ausführliche Grammatik der griechischen Sprache"<br />
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Re:Thorough Greek Grammar

Postby Ptolemaios » Fri Aug 22, 2003 10:36 am

At the moment 1 euro is about $1,10. I would have thought they were much more expensive.<br /><br />Ptolemaios
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Re:Thorough Greek Grammar

Postby Lumen_et_umbra » Fri Aug 22, 2003 10:52 pm

Where are you from, Ptolemaios? I was intrigued to see you use a comma instead of a period? Are you from a Spanish-speaking country, or was that just a typo?
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Re:Thorough Greek Grammar

Postby Ptolemaios » Sat Aug 23, 2003 9:11 am

Too off topic, so my reply is at the Open Board.<br /><br />Ptolemaios
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