From: Edgar M. Krentz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Mar 29 1997 - 14:53:55 EST
A recent reprint should of interest to members of the list:
John Dewar Denniston, <i>Greek Particles<i/>, 2nd edition, rev. K. J.
Dover. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Co., 1996. ISBN 0-87220-299-2.
$49.95. Address: P. O. Box 44937, Indianapolis, IN 46244-0937
Supplement that with:
Margaret Thrall, <i>Greek Particles in the New Testament<i/>. New Testament
Tools and Studies 3. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans,1962 [also Brill in
and LSJM with the new supplement and you can learn much about particles.
[Don't neglect Smyth either.]
Hackett has also republished Albin Lesky, <i>A History of Greek
Literature<i/> Tr. James Willis. Paper, $29.95. ISBN 0-87220-350-6; Cloth,
$59.95 ISBN 0-87220-351-4. So far as I know this is still the best one
volume history of Greek literat ure in English. It belongs on the shelf of
every NT scholar. Its highly u seful bibliographies give it the palm over
Albredht Dihle, <i> Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Empire from
Augustus to Justinian<i/>. New York: Routledge, 1994. ISBN 0-415-06367-1.
The two together are really helpful.
Incidentally, K. J. Dover, <i> Greek Prose Style<i/> might be of use to
those who asked about Greek style some time ago, along D. A. Russell,
<i>Criticism in Antiquity<i/>. Berkeley: University of California Press,
1981. And Hackett also hasG. M. A. Grube's <i>Greek and Roman Critics<i/>
available. It's been out of print for some time. A modern day standard
By the way, I get no royalties from any of these publishers.
Edgar Krentz, New Testament
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