[B-Greek] Greek grammars

cmeadows3 at verizon.net cmeadows3 at verizon.net
Wed Apr 12 15:22:01 EDT 2006


Wow that's impressive!  I like a full bookshelf!  I've got Mounce, Wallace, Brooks/Winberry, Robertson, Moulton/Turner, Smyth, Jannaris, Buck, BDF, McKay, Porter, Fanning, Horrocks, Young, and a host of thinner paperbacks.  I had contemplated Sihler's work.  I am waiting for Baker to release a paperback for Caragounis' book later this year.  I'm also trying to get all the volumes in the Peter Lang series - only a few left to go.  

In particular I've found Smyth a very useful reference grammar - as of yet more so than Jannaris, Moulton/Turner, BDF, or Robertson as far as reference grammars go.  What have you found?  

While I love books I am hesitant to spend several hundred bucks on a book which will not be teriibly useful.  Any suggestions?


Charles Meadows
Marshall University

>From: Glenden Riddle <glendenpriddle at yahoo.com>
>Date: Wed Apr 12 06:46:36 CDT 2006
>To: cmeadows3 at verizon.net, "B-Greek at Lists. Org" <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Greek grammars

>For the comparative grammar you might want a more modern work: Sihler's A Comparative Grammar of Greek & Latin, but I still like Wright and his work is excellent. There are two volumes in Cignac's papyri grammar. He is retired now, living in Washington, D.C., and hope to complete the third volume soon. It's a very well done, extremely detailed work on the papyri. I don't know of anything else comparable on the papyri, as long as you're wanted something with that detail.</div>  <div>For any B-Greekers who get a hankerin for looking at old Greek grammars, be sure to contact me if you're ever passing through Albuquerque, NM. I have the largest collection in Albuquerque with about 600 Greek grammars.  Glenden P. Riddle  7528 Peregrine Rd., NE  Albuquerque, NM 87113
>cmeadows3 at verizon.net wrote:  Hi all,
>I was wondering about several older Greek grammars I've run into in various bibliographies. 
>These are "The Syntax and Semantics of the Verb in Classical Greek" by Rijksbaron, "A Grammar of the Greek Papyri of the Roman and Byzantine Periods" by Gignac, and "Comparative Grammar of the Greek Ganguage" by Wright. 
>Any opinions on these? Good? Average? Worth paying high prices for used copies at Amazon or Abe?
>Charles Meadows
>Marshall University
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