The Syntax and Semantics of the Verb in Classical Greek: An Introduction: Third Edition by Albert RijksbaronThe Syntax and Semantics of the Verb in Classical Greek: An Introduction: Third Edition by Albert Rijksbaron

The Syntax and Semantics of the Verb in Classical Greek: An Introduction: Third Edition

byAlbert Rijksbaron

Paperback | June 15, 2007

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The verb is, in any language, the motor of all communication: no verb, no action. In Greek, verb forms change not only with person, number, tense, and voice, but in four possible moods as well. Available now in a special reprint for the North American market, The Syntax and Semantics of the Verb in Classical Greek is an incomparable resource to students and scholars charged with the considerable task of untangling the Greek language’s many complexities. With clear, concise instruction, Albert Rijksbaron shows how the various verb forms contribute to the richness of the Greek literature as we know it, in this essential guide for both novices and experienced practitioners.

“[This study] belongs in the library of any Hellenist and any linguist interested in ancient Greek.”—Classics Newsletter (Anzeiger für die Altertumswissenschaft)

“Every use is described with concision and clarity.”—Kratylos

“The book offers an example of how the empirical thoroughness of traditional Classical scholarship can be brought into contact with general linguistic theory.”—Language

 

About The Author

Albert Rijksbaron is professor emeritus of ancient Greek linguistics at the University of Amsterdam. He is the author of many books, including Grammatical Observations on Euripides’  “Bacchae” and The Kellis Isocrates Codex.

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Title:The Syntax and Semantics of the Verb in Classical Greek: An Introduction: Third EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:June 15, 2007Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226718581

ISBN - 13:9780226718583

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to the Moods and Tenses
Chapter 2 The Main Uses of the Single Moods and Tenses in Independent Sentences
Chapter 3 The Use of Moods and Tenses in Dependent Clauses
Chapter 4 Non-Finite Verb Forms: Infinitive and Participle
Chapter 5 Voice: Active, Middle, Passive

Select Bibliography 
Index of Terms 
Index of Greek Words 
Index Locorum

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