Item description for Syntax of the Moods and Tenses of the Greek Verb by William Watson Goodwin...
William W. Goodwin (1831-1912) was Eliot Professor of Greek at Harvard from 1860 to 1901, and was the first director of the American School in Athens. This, his most important book, was written for nineteenth-century American students to make available to them the latest European developments in the understanding of Greek syntax, as well as his own original material. It went through several editions between 1860 and 1890, and remains an invaluable resource for scholars of the Greek language. This is a reissue of the 1867 edition, published in Cambridge Massachusetts by Sever and Francis. It presents a detailed and well organized discussion of moods, tenses, infinitive, participles and verbal adjectives. Goodwin includes a large collection of examples taken from a wide range of major Greek writers to illustrate every variety of each construction. An index of these examples is also provided for easy reference.
Book Description A clear and detailed treatment of the complexities of Greek syntax, this 1867 handbook by Harvard professor William W. Goodwin influenced generations of students and remains a valuable resource for scholars of Greek. It contains numerous examples in Greek with English translations, taken from a wide range of classical writers.
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Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 5.32" Height: 1.08" Weight: 1.23 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2003
Publisher Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN 1592441831 ISBN13 9781592441839
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Syntax of the moods & tenses of the Greek Verb Jun 8, 2007
This is an excellent re-production of W.W.Goodwin's publication of 1889. It still has the original examples in small type but the section introductions are in larger print and certainly easier to read. Paperback form is a disadvantage for such a reference book, no doubt to keep the price down for students.
Essential Feb 24, 2000
As a doctoral candidate in classical philology, I strongly urge all serious Greek students to obtain this priceless book - one of the cheapest of the essential shelf of books for the classical scholar. No work comes close. This volume makes Smyth's monumental Greek grammar look childish on the subject of treatment of subordinate clauses in indirect discourse.
Get it now, before it's gone Dec 13, 1997
If you've gotten this far, then you know Moods and Tenses is a must-have. The question is: should I buy the William H. Allen edition now, or trust to luck in finding one in a used bookstore? The answer is: buy now. Get two. The quality of the printing, paper, and binding is first-rate. At $26, the book is severely underpriced. With the demise of classical education, it might never be this available again.