The Greek Language


Author: Leonard Robert Palmer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780806128443
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 355
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In this companion volume to his earlier work, The Latin Language, Leonard R. Palmer now provides a history of The Greek Language, including an overview of the coming of the Greeks, the Linear B. Tablets, the Greek dialects, genres (in poetry and prose), and a comparative-historical grammar. Palmer discusses the transformation of the Greek language from its Indo-European roots, through the Bronze and Dark Ages, to the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods and beyond. Major authors and genres are discussed throughout the history, including essays on Homer, Melic poetry, tragedy, Herodotus and Thucydides.

Learn Ancient Greek


Author: N.A
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing
ISBN: 9780760739785
Category: Greek language
Page: 216
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With enthusiasm and wry wit, author Jones takes you step by step through the rudiments of the Western World's first great language--the medium of Plato and the New Testament. Introduces the Greek alphabet, explains each grammar point in layman's terms, gives plenty of study hints, provides answers for the exercises, and even presents a "to-do" list at the end of most chapters. Not too far into the book you'll already be reading masterful Greek literature, in extracts chosen from such authors as Plato, Sophocles, and Thucydides. Offers a discussion of Greek history and culture in each chapter, and another feature that looks closely at Greek words, with special emphasis on related words in English.--From publisher description.

Greek

A History of the Language and its Speakers
Author: Geoffrey Horrocks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444318920
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 528
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Greek: A History of the Language and its Speakers, Second Edition reveals the trajectory of the Greek language from the Mycenaean period of the second millennium BC to the current day. • Offers a complete linguistic treatment of the history of the Greek language • Updated second edition features increased coverage of the ancient evidence, as well as the roots and development of diglossia • Includes maps that clearly illustrate the distribution of ancient dialects and the geographical spread of Greek in the early Middle Ages

A History of the Greek Language

From Its Origins to the Present
Author: Francisco Rodríguez Adrados
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004128352
Category: History
Page: 345
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"A History of the Greek Language" is a kaleidoscopic collection of ideas on the development of the Greek language through the centuries of its existence.

How Biblical Languages Work

A Student's Guide to Learning Hebrew and Greek
Author: Peter James Silzer,Thomas John Finley
Publisher: Kregel Academic
ISBN: 9780825495939
Category: Religion
Page: 258
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A practical and easy-to-understand guide to the logical structure of both Hebrew and Greek. Ideal for biblical language students.

Understanding Language

A Guide for Beginning Students of Greek and Latin
Author: Donald Fairbairn
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813218667
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 190
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Understanding Language includes major sections on the noun and verb systems of the classical languages.

Language and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds


Author: James Clackson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316297802
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Texts written in Latin, Greek and other languages provide ancient historians with their primary evidence, but the role of language as a source for understanding the ancient world is often overlooked. Language played a key role in state-formation and the spread of Christianity, the construction of ethnicity, and negotiating positions of social status and group membership. Language could reinforce social norms and shed light on taboos. This book presents an accessible account of ways in which linguistic evidence can illuminate topics such as imperialism, ethnicity, social mobility, religion, gender and sexuality in the ancient world, without assuming the reader has any knowledge of Greek or Latin, or of linguistic jargon. It describes the rise of Greek and Latin at the expense of other languages spoken around the Mediterranean and details the social meanings of different styles, and the attitudes of ancient speakers towards linguistic differences.

Greek for the Rest of Us

Using Greek Tools Without Mastering Biblical Languages
Author: William D. Mounce
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310282896
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 289
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Readers learn how to intelligently use commentaries and reference works that will produce more beneficial Bible study with minimal knowledge of New Testament Greek.

Standard Languages and Language Standards – Greek, Past and Present


Author: Michael Silk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317050584
Category: History
Page: 396
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Standard Languages and Language Standards: Greek, Past and Present is a collection of essays with a distinctive focus and an unusual range. It brings together scholars from different disciplines, with a variety of perspectives, linguistic and literary, historical and social, to address issues of control, prescription, planning and perceptions of value over the long history of the Greek language, from the age of Homer to the present day. Under particular scrutiny are the processes of establishing a standard and the practices and ideologies of standardization. The diverse points of reference include: the Hellenistic koine and the literary classics of modern Greece; lexicography in late antiquity and today; Byzantine Greek, Pontic Greek and cyber-Greek; contested educational initiatives and competing understandings of the Greek language; the relation of linguistic study to standardization and the logic of a standard language. The aim of this ambitious project is not a comprehensive chronological survey or an exhaustive analysis. Rather, the editors have set out to provide a series of informed overviews and snapshots of telling cases that both illuminate the history of the Greek language and explore the nature of language standardization itself. The volume will be important for students and scholars of the Greek language, past and present, and, beyond the Greek example, for sociolinguists, historians and social scientists with interests in the role of language in the construction of identities.

Hebrew Is Greek


Author: Joseph Yahuda
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bible - O.T - Hebrew - Criticism, Textual
Page: 686
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New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin


Author: Andrew L Sihler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199706426
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 720
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Like Carl Darling Buck's Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin (1933), this book is an explanation of the similarities and differences between Greek and Latin morphology and lexicon through an account of their prehistory. It also aims to discuss the principal features of Indo-European linguistics. Greek and Latin are studied as a pair for cultural reasons only; as languages, they have little in common apart from their Indo-European heritage. Thus the only way to treat the historical bases for their development is to begin with Proto-Indo-European. The only way to make a reconstructed language like Proto-Indo-European intelligible and intellectually defensible is to present at least some of the basis for reconstructing its features and, in the process, to discuss reasoning and methodology of reconstruction (including a weighing of alternative reconstructions). The result is a compendious handbook of Indo-European phonology and morphology, and a vade mecum of Indo-European linguistics--the focus always remaining on Greek and Latin. The non-classical sources for historical discussion are mainly Vedic Sanskrit, Hittite, and Germanic, with occasional but crucial contributions from Old Irish, Avestan, Baltic, and Slavic.

The Greek Verb Revisited

A Fresh Approach for Biblical Exegesis
Author: Steven E. Runge,Christopher J. Fresch
Publisher: Lexham Press
ISBN: 1577996372
Category: Religion
Page: 688
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For the past 25 years, debate regarding the nature of tense and aspect in the Koine Greek verb has held New Testament studies at an impasse. The Greek Verb Revisited examines recent developments from the field of linguistics, which may dramatically shift the direction of this discussion. Readers will find an accessible introduction to the foundational issues, and more importantly, they will discover a way forward through the debate. Originally presented during a conference on the Greek verb supported by and held at Tyndale House and sponsored by the Faculty of Divinity of Cambridge University, the papers included in this collection represent the culmination of scholarly collaboration. The outcome is a practical and accessible overview of the Greek verb that moves beyond the current impasse by taking into account the latest scholarship from the fields of linguistics, Classics, and New Testament studies.

Greek: An Essential Grammar of the Modern Language


Author: David Holton,Peter Mackridge,Irene Philippaki-Warburton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317396774
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 296
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Greek: An Essential Grammar is a concise and user-friendly reference guide to modern Greek. It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language in short, readable sections. Explanations are clear and supported by examples throughout. This new edition has been revised and updated to present an accurate and accessible description of the most important aspects of modern Greek. Features include: clear and up-to-date examples special attention to those points which often cause problems to English-speaking learners Greek/English comparisons and contrasts highlighted throughout. Greek: An Essential Grammar is ideal for learners involved in independent study and for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types. Levels CEFR scale A1-B2 and ACTFL level Low-Intermediate to Advanced.

Reading Koine Greek

An Introduction and Integrated Workbook
Author: Rodney J. Decker
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1493404105
Category: Religion
Page: 704
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This in-depth yet student-friendly introduction to Koine Greek provides a full grounding in Greek grammar, while starting to build skill in the use of exegetical tools. The approach, informed by twenty-five years of classroom teaching, emphasizes reading Greek for comprehension as opposed to merely translating it. The workbook is integrated into the textbook, with exercises appearing within each chapter rather than pushed to the end or located in a separate book. This enables students to practice concepts as they encounter them in the chapter--ideal for distance learning or studying beyond the traditional classroom. The book covers not only New Testament Greek but also the wider range of Bible-related Greek (LXX and other Koine texts). It introduces students to reference tools for biblical Greek, includes tips on learning, and is supplemented by robust web-based resources through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources. Resources for students include flash cards and audio files. Resources for professors include a test bank and an instructor's manual.

Handbook for Classical Research


Author: David M. Schaps
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113691966X
Category: History
Page: 488
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One of the glories of the Greco-Roman classics is the opportunity that they give us to consider a great culture in its entirety; but our ability to do that depends on our ability to work comfortably with very varied fields of scholarship. The Handbook for Classical Research offers guidance to students needing to learn more about the different fields and subfields of classical research, and its methods and resources. The book is divided into 7 parts: The Basics, Language, The Traditional Fields, The Physical Remains, The Written Word, The Classics and Related Disciplines, The Classics since Antiquity. Topics covered range from history and literature, lexicography and linguistics, epigraphy and palaeography, to archaeology and numismatics, and the study and reception of the classics. Guidance is given not only to read, for example, an archaeological or papyrological report, but also on how to find such sources when they are relevant to research. Concentrating on "how-to" topics, the Handbook for Classical Research is a much needed resource for both teachers and students.

The Greek language


Author: Basil Ferris Campbell Atkinson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 354
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A History of the Greek Language

From Its Origins to the Present
Author: Francisco Rodríguez Adrados
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004128352
Category: History
Page: 345
View: 1753

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"A History of the Greek Language" is a kaleidoscopic collection of ideas on the development of the Greek language through the centuries of its existence.