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The Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek

Post by Dante » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:45 pm

This is supposedly coming out in a month or two. Any scuttlebutt?

http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/su ... ical-greek

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Re: The Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek

Post by mwh » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:18 am

“theoretically neutral.” Hmm.

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Re: The Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek

Post by Scribo » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:25 am

A friend of mine has an advance copy. From what (little) I've seen, I can't really form an opinion. I can't see it replacing the usual suspects amongst budding classicists, however.
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Re: The Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek

Post by Hylander » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:48 pm

At about 2 1/2 times the price of Smyth and unavailable on line, it's not likely to supplant Smyth.

I suspect (from just looking at the contents) it will present the material better and in a more user-friendly format than Smyth, but will it have the wealth of detail?

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Re: The Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek

Post by mwh » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:48 pm

It looks quite promising from the description, and Smyth is overdue for linguistically informed replacement. So fingers crossed. But it’s not well positioned to gain much traction beyond university reference shelves. Besides, it is very Dutch, and Dutch grammarians tend to try my patience.

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Re: The Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek

Post by C. S. Bartholomew » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:16 pm

The authors are into linguistics, but a sample[1] from an earlier publication is lucid and surprisingly devoid of linguistic jargon.

[1] This is a chapter frorm an earlier book by the same authors.
CHAPTER TEN Syntax Evert van Emde Boas and Luuk Huitink
https://www.academia.edu/5769876/Syntax ... age_ch._10_

postscript:
I read Albert Rijksbaron's now classic work on the verb once again last year.
C. Stirling Bartholomew

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