Re: Denniston on Particles

From: J.K. Aitken (
Date: Tue Oct 19 1999 - 12:57:24 EDT

On Tue, 19 Oct 1999, George Goolde wrote:

> Anyone know where I can get a copy of Denniston on Particles?

It is still in print in paperback with a new prface by K.J. Dover (see
below). If anyone is interested in Greek particles, and especially those
the Hellensitic period, I append an abbreviated biliography of major
works, in order to bring us a little more up-to-date than Denniston.
Denniston remains the classic, but is slightly dated and not so helpful
for those interested in Biblical Greek. This is just a selection from my

Blomquist, J., Greek Particles in Hellenistic Prose (Lund, 1969).

Denniston, J.D., The Greek Particles, 2nd ed revised by K.J. Dover
(Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1954).

Des Places, E., Etudes sur quelques particules de liaison chez Platon: OYN
et ses compos┌s, ARA, TOINYN (Paris, 1929).

Hellwig, A., ´Zur Funktion und Bedeutung der griechischen Partikeln═,
Glotta 52 (1974), pp. 145▄71.

Porter, S.E., Idioms of the Greek New Testament, 2nd ed. (Biblical
Languages: Greek, 2; Sheffield: Academic Press, 1994) (Chapter12:
´Particles and Conjunctions═, pp. 204▄17).

Poythress, Vern S., ´The Use of the Intersentence Conjunctions De, Oun,
Kai, and Asyndeton in the Gospel of John═, Novum Testamentum 26 (1984),
pp. 312▄40.

Rijksbaron, Albert, Temporal and Causal Conjunctions in Ancient Greek
(Amsterdam, 1976).

ä (ed), New approaches to Greek particles: proceedings of the colloquium
held in Amsterdam, January 4-6, 1996, to honour C.J. Ruijgh on the
occasion of his retirement (Amsterdam studies in classical philology, v.
7; Amsterdam: J.C. Gieben, 1997).

C.M.J. Sicking and J.M. van Ophuijsen, Two Studies in Attic Particle
Usage: Lysias and Plato [Mnemosyne: bibliotheca classica Batava.
Supplementum 129] (Leiden: Brill, 1993).

Thrall, M.E., Greek Particles in the New Testament: Linguistic and
Exegetical Studies (New Testament Tools and Studies, III; Leiden: E.J.
Brill, 1962).

All the best,

Jim Aitken
Faculty of Divinity,
University of Cambridge,
St. John's Street,
Cambridge. GB-CB2 1TW
Tel. +44 1223 332587

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