Re: FW: GAR and Paratactic Connectors

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Tue Oct 19 1999 - 08:39:08 EDT

At 6:55 AM -0400 10/19/99, Paul, Doug wrote:
>I found this tidbit very helpful. Do you have alternatives for other
>particles? I also found your statement from another post (GAR in Phil 1:8)
>on the role of particles in structuring Greek speech very interesting. What
>might I read that would explore/explain that further? It sounds from the
>way you put it that it is an area of research.

What I had to say about GAR is mostly a matter of observation and teaching
experience, although I have checked grammars. Smyth's grammar has a
valuable section on the particles, ##2769-3003. The major reference on the
matter is J.D. Denniston's classic _The Greek Particles_, first published
in 1949, second edition (I think) in 1952 or 53. You might also find worth
looking at Denniston's little book _Greek Prose Style_, published in 1952.
All of Denniston's work was published at Oxford U.P.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics/Washington University
One Brookings Drive/St. Louis, MO, USA 63130/(314) 935-4018
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