Here’s a lovely Christmas tree in a type ornament tree stand from Caleb Alexander’s Greek grammar (1796) to […]
There have been a few events of note in the world of book on Greek linguistics this month. […]
Long time readers know that the authors are big fans of Paul Kroeger’s introductory textbooks to grammar and […]
Two quote from Rulh (1989) On monosemy…
While working on editing the three parts of my review into a cohesive whole document to make available […]
Porter, Stanley. 2015. Linguistic analysis of the Greek New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. This review is […]
Paul’s Triumph: Reassessing 2 Corinthians 2:14 in Its Literary and Historical Context by Christoph Heilig. Don’t let the […]
Books such as this one are a good reason to continue to pay attention to non-English scholarship on […]
There is a lot of significant work on Ancient Greek that came out in the 19th century. Some of it was by native Greek speakers. The challenge is that during that period, the politics of language in Greece was a source of constant debate and argument. Many times the ancient language was used as a meant to prop up one’s understanding the modern one. I picked up this book last year and only recently started reading it. It has been an extremely helpful book and has given insight into the various forces that can have an effect on grammar writing, even when you are seeking to be as objective as possible.
And it’s a stern reminder: Even academic work is not done in a vacuum and it cannot escape the political climate in which it is produced.
The overarching dialectic treated in this work is framed in terms of the familiar ‘synchronic-diachronic’ opposition indicative of […]