William Watson Goodwin transformed the perception of Greek study from obligatory mechanical exercise to genuine literary study. Initially published in 1870, Goodwin’s Greek Grammar gradually became the definitive text used in American schools. Logos’ William W. Goodwin Greek Grammar Collection includes his classic Greek Grammar together with two readers adapted to accompany his Greek Grammar: the first four books of Xenophon’s Anabasis—with accompanying illustrated dictionary, and a volume of selections from Xenophon, Plato, Herodotus, and Thucydides.
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William W. Goodwin’s A Greek Grammar, originally published in 1870, was the standard text for teaching Greek in American classrooms for much of the twentieth century. The five part work covers letters, syllables, and accents; inflection; the formation of words; syntax; and versification.
The First Four Books of Xenophon’s Anabasis
Editors: William W. Goodwin and John Williams White
This volume contains William W. Goodwin and John William White’s edited edition the first four books of Xenophon’s Anabasis, designed to be read alongside Goodwin’s A Greek Grammar. It also includes an accompanying illustrated dictionary from John Williams White and Morris H. Morgan.
Greek Reader Consisting of Selections from Xenophon, Plato, Herodotus, and Thucydides
Authors: Xenophon, Plato, Herodotus, and Thucydides
Editor: William W. Goodwin
Edition: Revised and Enlarged
Publisher: Ginn & Co.
Publication Date: 1877
This volume contains William W. Goodwin’s edited edition of A Greek Reader Consisting of Selections from Xenophon, Plato, Herodotus, and Thucydides, designed to be read alongside Goodwin’s A Greek Grammar
An Illustrated Dictionary to Xenophon’s Anabasis
Authors: John Williams White and Morris H. Morgan
Publisher: Ginn & Co.
Publication Date: 1901
This volume contains an accompanying illustrated dictionary to Goodwin and White’s edition of Xenophon’s Anabasis from John Williams White and Morris H. Morgan.
Title: William W. Goodwin Greek Grammar Collection
Authors: William W. Goodwin, Xenophon, Plato, Herodotus, and Thucydides
Editor: William W. Goodwin and John Williams White
Publisher: Ginn & Co.
About William W. Goodwin
William Watson Goodwin (1831–1912) earned his BA from Harvard in 1851 and received his PhD in 1855 from the University of Göttingen, Germany. He tutored at Harvard for four years before becoming the Eliot professor of Greek. He resigned in 1901, after 41 years, and joined Harvard’s board of overseers in 1903. Throughout his life he held numerous leadership positions in the classical field. He was director of the American School for Classical Studies at Athens and president of the American Philological Association. He was also a member of the Imperial Archaeological Institute of Germany, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Massachusetts Historical Society. As an educator, he changed the classical field from an obligatory and mechanical exercise to a genuine literary study. His two most important works are A Greek Grammar and Syntax of the Moods and Tenses of the Greek Verb.
These are some wonderful materials for studying Greek, especially the annotated Xenophon. I've worked with a PDF version of the book, having it in Logos will make it much more useful. And, as Robert has pointed out, Goodwin's grammar is often cited in Logos Greek resources.
This is really top quality grammar for Classical Greek. Smyth's "Greek Grammar" might be fuller but I find that this is better than Smyth if you don't want to get into the minutia of very small details about each preposition etc. It explains things well is in a very logical order so that it is easy to find things. It covers everything very thoroughly without losing you in the tiny detail. Smyth and Goodwin are the two standard grammars on Classical Greek. This will help with New Testament Greek in a big way. It has a thorough morphology, syntax including cases, prepositions, adverbs, tenses, moods, types of clauses, indirect discourse, the infinitive, the metres and everything else. It has an English index, a greek index, and a catalogue of verbs that present difficulties to students. All these topics might have 10 or 20 pages each. Its table of contents is 17 pages long so it is very detailed and so easy to find exactly what you are looking fo very easily. I highly recommend this book. I can't think of any way to improve it at all.