re: Greek Grammarians and Aspect

From: Richard Lindeman (
Date: Wed Mar 25 1998 - 12:48:14 EST

>I would appreciate a fundamental question answered about verbal aspect
>after following the aspect threads for three years. Did not Classical
>Greek (and Koine) have grammarians of their day and do we not have some
>of their works? If so, what did they write about aspect, time and tense?
>How did they define the present "tense?" I would think that their
>comments would carry a lot of weight in modern definitions of their
>aspect. Carl? Others? Do not such works exist?

I would heartily second this request! I also think that very earliest
grammarians... especially if they are at or close to the time of the NT era
would provide a context to these subjects that we would not want to ignore.

Rich Lindeman

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