The Syntax and Semantics of the Verb in Classical Greek

An Introduction: Third Edition

Albert Rijksbaron

Albert Rijksbaron

228 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2002
Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9780226718583 Published June 2007

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

 

 

Classics Newsletter
"[This study] belongs in the library of any Hellenist and any linguist interested in ancient Greek."
Kratylos
"Every use is describer with concision and clarity."
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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