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The Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek gives clear, concise, and easily understood explanations of all the key points of Classical Greek grammar. With additional features such as a glossary of grammatical terms, a vocabulary list covering all the Greek words found in the main text, study tips, and practice exercises to help develop knowledge and gain confidence, this invaluable resource ensures that students have all the support they need to complement their language learning. The Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek also offers hundreds of example sentences illustrating grammatical points, an explanation of literary terms, and a guide to how Classical Greek was pronounced. The first book of grammar dedicated to Classical Greek for students in almost a century, this handy reference will replace existing Greek grammars and help students bring this ancient language to life.
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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.88" Width: 5" Height: 0.84" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Apr 10, 2003
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 0195218515 ISBN13 9780195218510
Availability 0 units.
More About James Morwood
James Morwood, formerly Head of Classics at Harrow School in England, is now a Fellow at Wadham College, Oxford and Grocyn Lecturer for the Literae Humaniores Faculty.
James Morwood has an academic affiliation as follows - Oxford University University of Oxford University of Oxford University.
Reviews - What do customers think about Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek?
Excellent Introductory Greek Grammar Sep 2, 2007
This really is an excellent book for those learning ancient greek. Every English (or American)-speaking student, in the twenty first century, should purchase a copy. Other grammars are useful and have more detail and examples (eg Goodwin or Smyth), but this is a great place to start.
excellent book Jul 15, 2007
I am a student at the Classical Philology Faculty from Bucharest (Romania), in the third year. This book has fulfilled my expectations. Being a small book I can take it with me everywhere and repeat the greek grammar. Whenever I translate something from Greek and I have problems with a grammatical form, I look in this easy to search book and I usually find solution to my problem. Of course, this happens when I don't have time to look into bigger and more profound grammars like Smith, Goodwin, etc. But as the author says, this Oxford grammar is based on Smith. Anyway, I recommend this book especially to those that want to repeat the essentials of the accidence and syntax of the Ancient Greek.
Greek language delights Jan 31, 2007
For those, like myself, familiar with ancient, medieval and modern Greek languages (still essentially ONE language, even though the author debates changes in pronunciation) the current Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek provides a solid foundation and a delight to explore the rules and gems of this unique tongue, that is as admirable as other monuments in Hellenic art and literature. Hopefully this volume will be shared by many others. One can spend a lifetime without ever seeing the ocean - or learnig Greek! - but that would be admittedly regretful.
Great for beginners Nov 10, 2006
This has been a real help for me in my first classical greek class. I reccommend it highly.
A good quick reference Dec 22, 2005
After many years of just using Smyth's grammar, I decided to take a look at other texts. This is a good book and the author outlines its limitations at the outset. With this text you have the basic tools at your disposal but there is something to be said for the context in which Smyth put things. I am still getting used to the format and those of us who learned Greek the old way may never get used to the absence of more scholarly material and references. No question about the fact that if you have Smyth you will default to it most of the time. But if you are travelling or need a quick and dirty answer, this is the way to go.