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Georg Curtius Greek Studies Collection (4 vols.)
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Georg Curtius Greek Studies Collection (4 vols.)


John Murray, Harper & Brothers 1872–1886

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The most important works of Georg Curtius, premier German philologist of the nineteenth century, are gathered into this new four-volume collection. His linguistic theories continue to influence the field today, particularly in Greek New Testament studies. 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 collection provides the reader with a basic introduction to Greek linguistics in A Grammar of the Greek Language as well as more in-depth studies with Principles of Greek Etymology and a detailed study of verbs in The Greek Verb: Its Structure and Development.

Key Features

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

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, Lectures on Syntax

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, Verbal Aspect

Product Details

  • Title: Georg Curtius Greek Studies Collection
  • Author: Georg Curtius
  • Volumes: 4
  • Pages: 1,964

The Greek Verb: Its Structure and Development

  • Author: Georg Curtius
  • Publisher: John Murray
  • Publication Date: 1883
  • Pages: 604

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This text gives a full introduction and discussion of the linguistic properties of Greek verbs. In over 600 pages, Curtius provides an introduction to the material and several indexes. A practical and authoritative text for both the Greek scholar and seminary student, this work remains an indispensable reference guide to theory and criticism of New Testament Greek studies.

Table of Contents:

  • 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 Voel 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

Principles of Greek Etymology, Vol.1

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

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In this landmark reference book, Curtius clearly outlines and explains the basics of Greek linguistics. 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
  • Edition: 5th edition
  • Publisher: John Murray
  • Publication Date: 1886
  • Pages: 494

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In the second volume of this reference work, Curtius continues with 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.

A Grammar of the Greek Language

  • Author: Georg Curtius
  • Publisher: Harper & Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1872
  • Pages: 369

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A Grammar of the Greek Language provides an excellent introduction to Greek linguistics. 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, and syntax.

About the Author

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.