October Book Notes 2017

There have been a few events of note in the world of book on Greek linguistics this month. Review of Brill's GE: Not the least of these is a prepublication version of John A. L. Lee's review of Brill's Dictionary of Ancient Greek (GE). The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek (Amazon) I would love to... Continue Reading →

Diachronic Prototype Semantics

I got my hands on this little guy last week: Dirk Geeraerts' Diachronic Prototype Semantics: A Contribution to Historical Lexicography. It's an older volume--1997, but really insightful. Geeraerts knows the field of semantics and lexicology and its history with a depth and degree of thoughtfulness that the vast majority of us can only aspire to... Continue Reading →

Language and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds

James Clackson, the classisist/historical linguist, recently published on book on sociolinguistics in Ancient Greek & Rome: Language and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds. I'm a little surprised that I hadn't seen is before. I try to stay up on these things. Publishers blurb: Texts written in Latin, Greek and other languages provide ancient... Continue Reading →

Review of Robert Funk’s Greek Grammar on RBL

James W. Voelz has a review of Robert Funk's Greek Grammar on the Review of Biblical Literature, that's available here: A Beginning-Intermediate Grammar of Hellenistic Greek. For those of you who aren't aware, Funk's grammar, sadly written in the 1970's went out of print years ago. The people of B-Greek put a significant amount of effort... Continue Reading →

Now in paperback…

I just found out that two important reference works on Ancient Greek been available in paperback since January 2014. Geoffrey Horrocks’ Greek: A History of the Language and its Speakers Egbert Bakker's A Companion to the Ancient Greek Language Obviously, they're going to be cheaply bound paperbacks, but it's still a much better price and... Continue Reading →

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