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Basics of Greek Accents: Eight Lessons with Exercises

Format: Digital
, 2018
ISBN: 9780310556879


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.

Key Features

  • Provides practical illustrations
  • Covers the basic rules with clarity and insight
  • Includes plenty of valuable exercises


  • The Basic Rules
  • Verbs
  • Nouns and Adjectives
  • Good Words to Know
  • More about Nouns and Adjectives
  • Contraction
  • Enclitics
  • Scaling the Heights

Praise for the Print Edition

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

Product Details

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by a world-class set of research and study tools. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

About John A. L. Lee

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).

Sample Pages from the Print Edition