A Grammar of the Greek Language

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Phillips, Sampson,, 1857 - Greek language - 456 pages

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Page ii - Greek, — the shrine of the genius of the old world ; as universal as our race, as individual as ourselves ; of infinite flexibility, of indefatigable strength, with the complication and the distinctness of nature herself; to which nothing was vulgar, from which nothing was excluded ; speaking to the ear like Italian, speaking to the mind like English ; with words like pictures, with words like the gossamer film of the summer...
Page ii - ... which nothing was vulgar, from which nothing was excluded; speaking to the ear like Italian, speaking to the mind like English; with words like pictures, with words like the gossamer film of the summer; at once the variety and picturesqueness of Homer, the gloom and the intensity of...
Page ii - ... of both, that when we read either of the two, we cannot help thinking that it is he alone who has hit its character, and that it could not have appeared so elegant in any other manner.
Page 418 - Trochee trips from long to short ; From long to long in solemn sort Slow spondee stalks ; strong foot ! yet ill able Ever to come up with Dactyl trisyllable. Iambics march from short to long ; — With a leap and a bound the swift Anapaests throng ; One syllable long, with one short...
Page 95 - The гомрА breathing is silent in Modern Greek. So far as quantity is concerned, all the short vowels are equivalent to the long ones. The written accent guides the stress of the voice. The accent of the enclitic, however, is disregarded in pronunciation.
Page 81 - An adjunct applying a word or expression to a PARTICULAR PART, PROPERTY, THING, Or PERSON, is put in the Accusative : 234. n. XIV. EXTENT OF TIME AND SPACE is put in the Accusative: 236. XV. The Accusative is often used ADVERBIALLY to express DEGREE, MANNER, ORDER, &C. XVI. The PERSON and PLACE to which are put in the Accusative, (the TOWN and the ACTIVE SUPINE, without a preposition) : 235. (1.) ; 235. (2.); 337 ; 276. n. N. (So domus and rus: 237. Rem. 4.) XVII. The SUBJECT of the...
Page 396 - These nouns govern the same cases as the verbs from which they are derived.
Page 401 - Isizulu, as in other languages, the different classes of particles often blend with each other in their use.
Page ii - Where matter so abounded, words followed of course, and those exquisite in every kind, as ther ideas for which they stood. And hence it followed, there was not a subject to be found, which could not with propriety be expressed in Greek. Here were words and numbers for the humour of an Aristophanes...
Page 83 - Terminations. (b.) In conjugating, give the Theme, the Inf., Fut., Perf., and Perf. Part.; to which it is well to add the Fut. Act., and Fut. Pass. Participles. the different modes of a tense, or, as it is sometimes called, giving the synopsis of a tense; and the term "inflect," to denote giving the numbers and persons.

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