Resource Review: Greek and Latin SyntaxSeptember 27, 2010
Jenkins discusses two essential works on syntax, one each for Greek and Latin. There are also recent essays on syntax available at Perseus. I have also listed a new work on syntax which has appeared since Jenkins was published in 2006.
- Woodcock, New Latin Syntax (1959). Main 3rd Floor PA2285 .W886n and Alexander Room. Jenkins (no. 543) calls this “the classic English-language work on latin syntax,” praised for its clear organizational structure as well as its content.
- Anne Mahoney, Overview of Latin Syntax (2000). Available online at Perseus and included in 2001 reprint of Allen and Greenough’s latin grammar.
- Mike Siegel, Latin: A Clear Guide to Syntax (2009). This work is aimed at students, especially those taking the GSCE and A-levels in Britain. Main 3rd Floor PA2293 .S45 2009.
One of the advantages of UGA’s new GIL-Find online catalog is it allows the creation of stable urls with search results. So if you’re interested in the list of all 95 works on latin syntax at the UGA Libraries, look here (the search is a subject search on the Library of Congress subject heading Latin Language – Syntax).
- Goodwin, Syntax of the Moods and Tenses of the Greek Verb. Main 3rd Floor PA369 .G657s 1876 and Alexander Room; available online at Perseus. This work, finalized in 1890, remains “the most comprehensive and reliable handbook in English on Greek verbs,” according to Jenkins (no. 530). Note that Goodwin is also the co-author of one of the standard Greek grammars.
- Jeffrey A. Rydberg-Cox, Overview of Greek Syntax (2000). Available online at Perseus.
All works at the UGA Libraries with the Library of Congress subject heading “Greek Language – Syntax”.