Grammar of the Greek Language

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D. Appleton & Company, 1867 - Greek language - 620 pages
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Page 297 - A simple sentence or proposition consists of two parts — the subject and the predicate. The subject is that of which something is affirmed. The predicate is that which is affirmed of .the subject. The subject...
Page 113 - They do not, like substantives, express the idea of an object, but only the relation of an object to the speaker, since they show whether the object is the speaker himself (the first person), or the person or thing addressed (the second person), or the person or thing spoken of (the third person) ; eg, / (the teacher) give to you (the scholar) it (the book).
Page vi - AN ELEMENTARY GRAMMAR OF THE GREEK LANGUAGE. Containing a Series of Greek and English Exercises for Translation, with the Requisite Vocabularies, and an Appendix on the Homeric Verse and Dialect.
Page 14 - ... comic writer Aristophanes ; the orator Demosthenes, and various others, who flourished in the fifth and fourth centuries before Christ, and have made that period of Grecian history forever illustrious. The great writers in this dialect spread it far and wide, and gave it the mastery over the others. "After the freedom of the Greeks had been destroyed by Philip, king of Macedon, the Attic dialect came to be the common written language. As it extended not only over all Greece, but also over the...
Page 557 - Just consider the following question: is the holy loved by the gods because it is holy? Or is it holy because it is loved? EUTHYPHRO. I don't know what you mean, Socrates. SOCRATES. All right, I'll try to put it more clearly. We speak of a thing's "being carried" or "carrying," of its "being led" or "leading," of its "being seen
Page 47 - 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 (
Page 217 - The /i in the reduplication of this and the following verb is usually omitted in composition, when a /t precedes the reduplication ; eg е^эттгЯа/ли, but he6.
Page 17 - This nasal n is found only before gutturals : as in the middle of a word, or at the end of a word in place of m, if that word is succeeded immediately by one beginning with a guttural.
Page 311 - If the subjects are of different persons, the verb is in the first person rather than the second or third, and in the second rather than the third. (See examples under 901.) 904. N. Sometimes a verb agrees with the predicate nominative; as ai 8
Page 120 - ... English only by adverbial phrases. 3. Iterative Numerals ; as, Once, twice, thrice. These are the genitives of the abstract numerals used adverbially. The series is continued by means of adverbial phrases ; as, Four times, five times ; and answers to the question How often ? II. ORDINAL NUMERALS, or Ordinals, which denote a series, and answer the question Which one in the series ? as, First, second, third, fourth. The ordinal first is a superlative form derived from the root fore. The word second,...

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