A Grammar of the Greek Language

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J. Munroe, 1846 - Greek language - 464 pages
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Page ii - 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 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 - 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 420 - Trochee trips from long to short ; From long to long in solemn sort Slow spondee stalks. ; strong foot ! yet ill able Eve'r to come up with Dactyl trisyllable. Iambics march from short to long; — With a leap and a bound the swift...
Page 346 - The Greek is descended from a language which had eight cases, — an ablative, a locative, and an instrumental, besides the five found in Greek.
Page 95 - 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. But when the attracting word has the accent on the antepenult, its last syllable takes the secondary accent ; eg 2i/~$ ,<//, pronounced $ii%aip.ai, but xiAixrou fAot has the primary accent on the first syllable Ki, and the secondary on xrxi.
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 81 - XXXIV. -ADVERBS modify sentences, phrases, and words, particularly verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs: 277.
Page 83 - ... Adjectives of 1 Term., and the different forms of the Nom. in Adjectives of 2 or 3 Term, (b) In conjugating, give the Theme, with the corresponding Fut. and Perf. (if in use), to which it is also well to add the 2 Aor. if used...
Page 270 - Perga of (=:belonging to) Pamphylia. " Where the place is designated by mentioning both the country and the town, the former as the whole may be put in the genitive.

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