A School Grammar of Attic Greek

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D. Appleton, 1902 - Greek language - 334 pages
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Page 216 - Come down, O maid, from yonder mountain height: What pleasure lives in height (the shepherd sang) In height and cold, the splendour of the hills? But cease to move so near the Heavens, and cease To glide a sunbeam by the blasted Pine, To sit a star upon the sparkling spire; And come, for Love is of the valley, come, For Love is of the valley, come thou down...
Page 335 - The whole series throughout is based on the lines laid down in the Report of the Committee of Twelve of the American Philological Association to the National Educational Association. These lines are now universally accepted as defining the ideal classical course for secondary schools. The Twentieth Century Classical Texts satisfy at every point this universal requirement. The methods of teaching Latin and Greek, as revised and now adopted by American educators, call for a less pedantic, more humanistic...
Page 335 - ... style, dominantly literary in spirit, giving a clear, forceful impression of ancient life and thought. The modern secondary text-book is not merely grammatical, but also historical ; fitted to arouse living enthusiasm for the great masterpieces of ancient thought and for their exquisite literary dress. All this, recently focused in the action of the National Educational Association, is now embodied for the first time in this Series, edited by representative scholars of the universities that have...
Page 188 - NOTE. — In verb-forms containing a participle, the participle agrees with the subject in gender and number ( 186) : as, — oratio est habita, the plea was delivered.
Page 293 - ... 6). Here is the same kind of analysis, proceeding from the general to the particular. As before, also, the preceding context, to which we are referred by ovv, justifies the position of ea-riv. The progress of the discussion thus far has included tragedy, and led up to the point where the question is not so much what tragedy is, but rather what tragedy is, in view of the preceding argument. In the next chapter, taking up the discussion of the action, Aristotle says, KeiTai 8' r^lv rrjv TpayySlav...
Page 250 - A Complex Sentence consists of a principal sentence, and one or more sentences which qualify or explain it.
Page 295 - This is the style of which the Roman writers were so fond, and is appropriate to the imperious Roman character. So might one speak who is proudly conscious that every word is laden with meaning and will be weighed. Each item of the thought stands forth, so to speak, separately, and demands that it be held firmly in mind until the final word completes the circle.
Page x - ... puzzle has made very satisfactory progress when the rules have been given him so formulated as to be directly applicable to the process concerned. Convinced of the soundness of this view, Goodell has arranged the syntax on the basis of form, thus providing the formulas to be used in reading, while "directions for translating English into Greek are left to the book on composition and to the teacher.
Page 4 - A fair degree of firsthand knowledge of Hellenism enlarges greatly one's intellectual comprehension of the past, enables one to see many present problems in juster perspective, and has extraordinary power to mold and refine the taste.
Page 193 - ... overlap, and it becomes less possible to organize all the facts into a complete system, a problem that admits of absolute solution in no language. Let us apply, therefore, to the whole subject of syntax what Professor Goodell, of Yale University, says of the uses of the adnominal genitive in Greek: "Some combinations occur so often that they are named, but a host of others are too various and too elusive to name."* And yet it must not be forgotten that we have an abundance of classified material...

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