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The Greek Verb: Its Structure and Development
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The Greek Verb: Its Structure and Development


John Murray 1883

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This text gives a full introduction and discussion of the linguistic properties of Greek verbs. Containing over 600 pages, Greek scholar Georg Curtius’ work is a practical and authoritative text for both the Greek scholar and seminary student. Originally published in 1883, this work has achieved classic status, remaining an excellent reference guide and providing theory and criticism of the New Testament Greek studies. Curtius also includes a helpful introduction to the material and several indexes.

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Key Features

  • Provides a complete introduction to Greek linguistics
  • Gives history and principles of the field
  • Contains several study aids such as bibliographies and appendixes


  • Introduction
  • The Personal Terminations
  • The Augment
  • Present Stems without a Thematic Vowel
  • Aorist Stems without a Thematic Vowel
  • Thematic Presents Formed without Any Further Strengthening of the Stem
  • Stems Which Lengthen the Vowel in the Present
  • The T-Class
  • The Nasal Class
  • The Inchoative Class
  • The I-Class
  • Appendix to the I-Class
  • The E-Class and the Related Formations
  • Thematic Aorists
  • The Moods of the Present and Simple Aorist Stem
  • Verbal Nouns of the Present and Simple Aorist Stem
  • The Perfect Stem and the Forms Constructed From It
  • The Stigmatic Aorist
  • The Future
  • The Passive Stems
  • The Verbal Adjectives
  • Irregularities of the Vowel Stems in the Formation of the Perfects, Futures, Passive Aorists, and Verbal Adjectives
  • The Iteratives
  • Desideratives, Intensives, and Frequentatives
  • Anomalies
  • Excursus
  • Indexes

Praise for Georg Curtius

The work of Georg Curtius has marked a great step in forwarding the understanding of the use of the tenses in Greek in particular.

—Jacob Wackernagel, Swiss historical and comparative linguist

Most credit for making grammarians aware of the issue of verbal kind of action goes to Curtius [. . .] The importance of Curtius’ groundbreaking work cannot be overestimated.

Stanley Porter, professor of New Testament, McMaster Divinity College

Product Details

  • Title: The Greek Verb: Its Structure and Development
  • Author: Georg Curtius
  • Publisher: John Murray
  • Publication Date: 1883
  • Pages: 604

About Georg Curtius

Georg Curtius was born in 1820 in Germany. As one of the premier German philologists and professors of the 19th century, Curtius’ work has remained as a standard authority on Greek linguistics in New Testament studies. He published several scholarly works during his lifetime, which have been translated and reprinted numerous times into other languages. Curtius died in 1885.

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