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Principles of Greek Etymology (2 vols.)
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Principles of Greek Etymology (2 vols.)


John Murray 1886

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This two-volume collection by Georg Curtius—whose linguistic theories continue to influence the field of Greek New Testament studies—is sure to be an asset to any library. Curtius’s considerable knowledge of the Greek language allowed him to compose several academic works and reference books that have aided scholars for decades. This premier philologist of the nineteenth century has written an in depth set of volumes that delves into the nature of Greek etymology and effectively analyzes the history of this rich language.

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Key Features

  • Provides an introduction to Greek linguistics
  • Contains several study aids such as bibliographies and appendixes
  • Examines the history and principles of linguistics
  • Contains thorough discussion of Greek etymology

Praise for the Print Edition

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’s groundbreaking work cannot be overestimated.

Stanley E. Porter, professor of New Testament, McMaster Divinity College

Individual Titles

Principles of Greek Etymology, vol. 1

  • Author: Georg Curtius
  • Publisher: John Murray
  • Edition: Fifth
  • Publication Date: 1886
  • Pages: 497

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Georg Curtius clearly outlines and explains the basics of Greek linguistics in volume one of Principles of Greek Etymology. Curtius leads the reader through the various philosophies and specific linguistic properties of Greek etymology. He gives an account of the concerns of the academic community regarding New Testament Greek, and the transliteration of several alphabets such as Sanskrit and Cyrillic. He also provides a table comparing many languages, including Sanskrit, Italian, and Old Irish.

Principles of Greek Etymology, vol. 2

  • Author: Georg Curtius
  • Publisher: John Murray
  • Publication Date: 1886
  • Pages: 494

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

In the second volume of his landmark reference work on Greek Etymology, Curtius continues his discussion of the representation of sounds. He goes into great detail on the linguistic nature of several Greek sounds, such as sound changes and relation of sounds to each other. Curtius also provides an extensive list of indexes and a table of contents to guide research. This volume acts as a reliable guide to the linguistic properties and principles of Greek New Testament studies.

Product Details

  • Title: Principles of Greek Etymology (2 vols.)
  • Author: Georg Curtius
  • Publisher: John Murray
  • Pages: 991

About Georg Curtius

Georg Curtius was born in 1820 in Germany. He is considered one of the premier German philologists and professors of the nineteenth century and his work 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.