Publisher description for Attic Greek prose syntax / by Guy L. Cooper, III after K.W. Krčuger.
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The language of classical Greek literature has been extensively studied since the Renaissance, and the most generally admired approach to Greek grammar and syntax has long been K. W. Kruger's Griechische Sprachlehre. In this translation Guy L. Cooper III accepts Kruger's simple and transparent organization, but greatly expands the substance of the earlier work by increasing the total number of citations from the original texts. Research since 1875, especially the contributions of Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve, is incorporated so as to create a reference work, in English, which covers the full range of this complex subject.
Kruger's original paragraph numbering has been maintained so that references in previously published works can be followed directly in the new work. However, every paragraph and chapter has been revised and expanded, opening up new subheadings within Kruger's format. The English has moved away from Kruger's laconic style to a more flowing, readable presentation, without jargon and unexplained technical language. A complete index of passages cited and the impressive number of citations make the work a running syntactic commentary on the whole range of Attic prose literature. The net result is a new comprehensive reference work, an essential reference for libraries and personal collections alike.
"Until now those who needed a large-scale Greek grammar, with many examples, have had to learn German, because there was no large-scale Greek grammar in the English language. Guy Cooper's book will admirably fill this long-felt need. It is based on the well-known Griechische Sprachlehre of K.W. Kruger, but in the course of many years of careful and intelligent work, the author has added much new material." --Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones, University of Oxford
"The quality of Kruger's work is unquestionable: it is, to my mind, the best and most detailed description of the syntax of Attic Greek prose in existence, and it will be of great service to English-speaking Greek scholars to have this work conveniently at their disposal in an English translation." --Kweku A. Garbrah, University of Michigan
Guy L. Cooper III is Professor Emeritus of Classics, University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Attic Greek dialect Syntax