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Smyth XREF

Post by Paul » Sun Jul 25, 2004 6:56 pm

Hi All,

Over the last few weeks I've been working on a cross-reference for Smyth's Greek Grammar. It is now available at http://www.greekgeek.org. Look for it in the table of contents frame.

The xref tries to relate each of Smyth's text citations to the Grammar's paragraphs. So...if you've ever wondered, "Does Smyth have anything to say about this line of Thucydides?", you can now find out.

As I state on the web page, it's a work in progress; not yet perfect.

Please let me know if you find it helpful; also let me know about problems, etc.

NB: it's a big file. If you're accessing via dial-up, be patient. :)

Cordially,

Paul

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Post by PeterD » Mon Jul 26, 2004 2:08 am

εὖγε, παῦλε.
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Post by PeterD » Fri Nov 05, 2004 10:42 pm

I simply want to say thanks, Paul. Earlier today, I was painstakingly trying to grammatically figure out a line from Plato's Apology, searching in vain in Smyth and other grammars for help. No luck. Then, it occurred to me that you had done a xref to Smyth's text citations to the grammar's paragraphs on www.greekgeek.org . Bingo! I found the passage.

Thanks, again, Paul. I can't wait to tell my Greek prose teacher about the xref!

~PeterD

p.s. I don't believe anyone has ever done such a xref. If not, is it possible, Paul, to contact the publishers of Smyths's Greek Grammar and offer your xref be added to the book the next time they do another printing (with compensation and name credits, of course)? Hey, one of the reasons that Gildersleeve's Syntax of Classical Greek is finally a must have is because it now contains an index of all the passages used (80 years after its publication!).
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Post by Koala » Sat Nov 06, 2004 12:09 am

Congrats, Paul

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Post by Paul » Sat Nov 06, 2004 2:02 am

PeterD wrote:Thanks, again, Paul. I can't wait to tell my Greek prose teacher about the xref!
Koala wrote:Congrats, Paul
Thanks guys! The Smyth XREF is a strange beast. You almost never need it, but when you do, it can really be indispensable.

It's not yet perfect. There are a few hundred references that, for one reason or another, failed to get incorporated into the xref.

I have a standing note to myself to work on these....but it's a slow go.

Cordially,

Paul

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Post by mingshey » Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:55 am

How many more wonderful jobs do you have in mind? :D

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