A Greek Grammar: For Schools and Colleges

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Frederic De Forest Allen
American Book, 1884 - Greek language - 422 pages
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Page 20 - Hurl'd often cuts off the vowel at the end of a word, when the next word begins with a vowel; though he does not like the Greeks wholly drop the vowel, but lull retains it in writing like the Latins.
Page 23 - In dividing a word into syllables (as when it has to be broken at the end of a line) it is customary to observe the following rules : (a) A single consonant in the middle of a word is connected with the following vowel : 1-KO.-V4.
Page 431 - The grammatical references are placed at the foot of the text-page. The text has over fifty illustrations and a fine double page map of the Roman Empire, Greece, and the Chersonesus. The dates of all important events are given in the text. The notes are accurate and explain all difficulties, not giving mere translations without hinting at their sources. The English-Latin exercises have been rewritten and cover the full text of the twentyfive Lives. These exercises, while easy and forming connected...
Page 31 - NUMBERS : the singular in reference to one object, the plural to more than one, the dual to two only. (3) Five CASES : nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, and vocative. In the singular, the vocative is often like the nominative ; in the plural, it is always so. In neuter words, the nominative and vocative are always like the accusative, and in the plural always end in -a. The dual has but two forms, one for the nominative, accusative, and vocative, the other for the genitive and dative. a....
Page 26 - We still, however, see the visible marks on the page, and we know that the acute accent ( ' ) can stand only on one of the last three syllables of a word ; the circumflex ( " ) on one of the last two ; the grave ( % ) only on the last.
Page 421 - Verse wilt • tent, prepaid, to any address on receipt of the price by the Publishers : American Book Company New York Cincinnati • Chicago BY CW GLEASON, AMCS ATHERTON, AM Master in the Roxbury Latin School Late of the Roxbury Latin School WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY WILLIAM C. COLLAR, AM Flexible cloth, 285 pages. Illustrated. Price, $1.00 In the preparation of this new book for beginners, the authors have had in mind the changed position of Greek in the school course. Believing that the true...
Page 202 - Latin grammars) that when two subjects are of different persons, the verb is in "the first person rather than the second, and in the second rather than the third" (si tu et Tullia valetis, ego et Cicero valemus, Allen and Greenough, Lat.
Page 293 - Sese is the object. The subject may be omitted in such cases when it is the same as the subject of the principal verb. The infinitive depends upon dixerant.
Page 23 - This v is also called tytKKva-rutiv (dragging after). It is usual to print it at the end of a sentence and at the end of a verse in poetry. The poets often use it before a consonant, thus making a final short syllable long by position (92). Even in prose, as appears from inscriptions, v movable was often used before a consonant. 88. a. The adverb o not, before a vowel, becomes OVK, but before the rough breathing, o^ (cf.
Page 84 - Xeyca speak (or three syllables in the middle, as ра^оры fight, deponent). Others are denominative. 309. Verbs are named mute-verbs, liquid-verbs, vowel-verbs^ etc., according as their themes end in a mute, a liquid, a vowel, etc. 310. VARIABLE VOWEL. — The final vowel of a tense-stem is said to be variable when it is -o- in some of the forms and -e- in others. Thus Aco-^ev we loose but \vt-re.

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