Principles of Ancient Greek syntax 


Introductory Note

This is not a school aid with definitions of syntactic phenomena, but rather a theoretical and practical tool, which is combined with the texts of the Anthology and the interactive Online exercises for the systematic learning of the structure of Ancient Greek.

It provides information graded in levels: the first level covers introduction and familiarization with the principles of Ancient Greek syntax; the second explains difficult syntactic functions and touches upon some of the peculiarities of Ancient Greek syntactic structure; shortly, there will be discussions added on special subjects as well as comments on the relevant terminology and bibliography.

It employs representative examples drawn mainly from the text of the Anthology; these are accompanied by translation and comments on the similarities and differences between Ancient and Modern Greek syntactic structure.

As for the chronological and genre range, this is limited to the description of the syntax of Attic prose during the 5th and 4th centuries B.C., encompassing the literary genres of historiography, rhetoric, and philosophy, from which the examples are extracted.

The content of this section is available only in the Greek version.

Navigation and search possibilities:

  • Via the analytical Table of Contents (Πίνακας περιεχομένων), from which one may go to the chapter or section of interest.
  • Via the Co-relational Chart (Συσχετικός πίνακας), with overviews according to groups of phenomena, and links to technical terms and phenomena.
  • Via the alphabetical Index of terms (Ευρετήριο όρων), which gives the possibility of finding one or more terms.
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2009, 10:46