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E. A. Sophocles Collection (4 vols.)

by Sophocles, Evangelinus A.

H. Huntington, Charles Scribner’s Sons, Cambridge University Press 1844–1900

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E. A. Sophocles Collection (4 vols.)
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Evangelinus A. Sophocles devoted his life to the study of Ancient, Byzantine, and Modern Greek. The four volumes in this collection represent the culmination of decades of research and study on the Greek language. His grammars and lexicons have been all been recognized as major contributions to Greek scholarship. His grammatical works brought the insights of a native speaker of Modern Greek to the study of Ancient Greek. Likewise, Sophocles' Greek Lexicon of the Roman and Byzantine Periods fills a needed gap in lexical resources for post-Classical Greek. To this day, it is one of only a handful of lexicons that covers the Koine and Byzantine periods of the Greek language.

There are very few scholars in the history of Greek grammar who have attained the breadth of knowledge across the whole history of the Greek language that Sophocles reached. A Modern Greek speaker, he began his Classical studies early—before his teenage years. By the time Sophocles published A Greek Grammar for the Use of Learners, he had already been studying Greek for nearly twenty-five years. And by the time the first edition of his lexicon was published, Sophocles had fifty years of Greek study under his belt.

With Logos Bible Software, Sophocles' extensive knowledge can be accessed more quickly and more efficiently than ever. His grammars and lexicons will instantly integrate into the Exegetical Guide and Word Study Guide, making it possible to quickly access these exciting tools in a convenient way as you study Greek texts.

Key Features

  • Top notch grammatical discussions
  • Lexical resources covering Classical, Koine, and Byzantine Greek
  • Accessible introductory discussions
  • Helpful indices

Praise for the Print Edition

[Sophocles'] labor of love, Greek Lexicon of the Roman and Byzantine Periods (from B.C. 146 to A.D. 1100) ... remains ... a useful index to Koine usage and contains data not to be had in LSJM and Bauer.

—Frederick W. Danker, Multipurpose Tools for Bible Study

On the whole, I know of no elementary grammar which fulfills the demands which are made by the present state of this science more completely than that of Mr. Sophocles.

—T. D. Woolsey, Professor of Greek at Yale College

Such a phenomenon as Sophocles is indeed rare in our academic circles, and we feel that it was a privilege to have him among us.

Daedalus: Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Science, Vol. 19

Individual Titles

Greek Lexicon of the Roman and Byzantine Periods (from B.C. 146 to A.D. 1100)

  • Author: Evangelinus A. Sophocles
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
  • Publication Date: 1900
  • Pages: xvi, 1,188

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The sheer range that the Greek Lexicon of the Roman and Byzantine Periods covers sets it apart from virtually all other lexicons. In English, there are only two lexicons that even attempt to cover this time period. LSJM does its best to cover post-Classical Greek, but it does at times fall short for reading certain Koine or Patristic texts. This is because, though the ninth edition works to cover a larger Greek corpus, its origins as a chiefly Classical Greek lexicon regularly show through. In contrast, Sophocles' Greek Lexicon was created from the start using a larger corpus of Greek texts from its inception and thus, these challenges are far less common.

E. A. Sophocles' Greek Lexicon provides short glosses and definitions to aid in the fast reading of the Greek text. And in Logos Bible Software, this important work becomes even more valuable. Filling in the gaps where other lexicons might fail, the Greek Lexicon of the Roman and Byzantine Periods makes it possible to work through and read a far larger variety of Greek texts with no more than a simple click.

This edition for Logos Bible Software is the corrected memorial edition from 1900.

History of the Greek Alphabet and Pronunciation

  • Author: Evangelinus A. Sophocles
  • Publisher: Cambridge
  • Publication Date: 1854
  • Pages: xxiv, 120

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E. A. Sophocles' History of the Greek Alphabet and Pronunciation is divided into two parts, representing the two main components of the title. Providing a thorough survey of the Greek alphabet from its origins in the Phoenician alphabet to its traditional form in part one, Sophocles examines each letter individually. He explains the origins of each as well as the dialectal variations in their use. The second half of the volume describes the pronunciation of the Greek letters. Sophocles begins with a discussion of the division of the alphabet into different types of sounds, after which he explains where each Greek letter fits into the pronunciation system, beginning with vowels, then moving to breathing marks and consonants, and finally ending with accentuation and rhythm. The book concludes with a brief, but helpful, explanation of Modern Greek pronunciation.

A Catalogue of Greek Verbs

  • Author: Evangelinus A. Sophocles
  • Publisher: H. Huntington
  • Publication Date: 1844
  • Pages: 320

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This handy volume functions as kind of hybrid between a grammar and a lexicon for the Greek verb. A Catalogue of Greek Verbs provides lexical and grammatical information for massive number of Greek verbs from the Classical period and beyond, along with references to where they are used in Greek texts. Sophocles begins the book with a brief overview of the Greek verbal system and its morphology, before presenting his lexicon. The format for each entry includes a short definition or gloss, followed references and the verb's difficult principle parts, with occasional notes on pronunciation or grammar.

A Greek Grammar for the Use of Learners

  • Author: Evangelinus A. Sophocles
  • Publisher: H. Huntington
  • Publication Date: 1844
  • Pages: 284

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Providing helpful explanations for the basics of Greek grammar, E. A. Sophocles' A Greek Grammar for the Use of Learners is a model of conciseness. A perfect blend of valuable information and accessible explanations, users will feel at home in the simple, unassuming style of Sophocles work, while also appreciating the great depth of his knowledge of the Greek language.

Product Details

  • Title: E. A. Sophocles Collection (4 vols.)
  • Author: Evangelinus Apostolides Sophocles
  • Volumes: 4
  • Pages: 1,936

About Evangelinus Apostolides Sophocles

Evangelinus Apostolides Sophocles was born near Thessaly, Greece in March, 1807. During the Greek revolution he lived in Egypt, studying in St. Catherine's Monastery at Mount Sinai. Sophocles moved to the United States in 1829 through the patronage of the American board of commissioners for foreign missions. Between 1840 and 1949, he was a tutor at Harvard, after which he was appointed as assistant professor. In 1860 he was appointed as Professor of Ancient, Byzantine, and Modern Greek. Professor Sophocles published a number of introductory volumes on Modern Greek, but his magnus opus was his lexicon, Greek Lexicon of the Roman and Byzantine Periods, B.C. 146–A.D. 1100. He died on December 17th, 1883.