Greek Particles

From: Edgar M. Krentz (
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
work. ($16.95)

By the way, I get no royalties from any of these publishers.

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