A Grammar of the Greek Language provides an excellent introduction to Greek linguistics. Scholar Curtius defines each term in full, using examples and context to aid understanding. He covers etymology, letters and sounds, inflection of verbs, nouns and pronouns, derivation, syntax, as well as indexes and a table of contents to guide study.
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- Seamlessly covers a multitude of linguistic properties
- Gives history and principles of the field
- Contains several study aids such as bibliographies and appendixes
- I. Letters and Sounds
- The Greek Characters
- The Sounds
- Combinations and Changes of Sounds
- Divisions of Syllables and Their Quantity
- II. Inflexion
- Declension of Substantives and Adjectives
- Other Inflexions of the Adjective
- Inflexion of Pronouns
- The Numerals
- First Principal Conjuction or Verbs in Ω
- Second Principal Conjugation or Verbs in MI.
- Irregular Verbs of the First Conjugation
- III. Derivation
- A. Simple Derivatives
- B. Compound Derivatives
- Number and Gender
- The Article
- Use of Cases
- The Prepositions
- The Pronouns
- The Kinds of Verbs
- Uses of the Tenses
- Use of the Moods
- The Infinitive
- On Participles
- Some Peculiarities in Relative
- Interrogative Sentences
- The Negatives
- The Particles
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
- Title: A Grammar of the Greek Language
- Author: Georg Curtius
- Publisher: Harper & Brothers
- Publication Date: 1872
- Pages: 369
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.