Re: 'instrumental-comitative dative' - beginners guide to grammatical terms

From: Jonathan Ryder (
Date: Wed Jun 16 1999 - 12:12:45 EDT

Edgar Krentz wrote:

> Don't lose heart. Carl Conrad is simply being precise. See H. W. Smyth,
> GREEK GRAMMAR, par. 1521-1528, all devoted to the comitative dative.
> This is the grammar you should read constantly. Its grammatical terminology
> is the normal set, prior to the arrival of modern linguistics.

It's OK I've not lost heart, but just wanted to find the best and quickest source.
It's also helpful to be given insight into historical development of grammatical
description as in the comment above.

One more question: would you recommend Smyth in preference to BDF?


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