Today I added two items to the bibliography at Greek-Language.com. One was a paper by Paul Danove that has been around since 2013, but I have failed to add it. My apologies to Paul!
Danove, Paul, ‘A comparison of the usages of δίδωμι and ἀποδίδωμι compounds in the Septuagint and the New Testament’ in Stanley E. Porter and Andrew W. Pitts (eds), The language of the New Testament: Context, history and development Linguistic Biblical Studies 6, Leiden: Brill, 2013. 365–400.
The second is a paper published in the Transactions of the Philological Societyin 2017. Dr. Stolk provides a well-reasoned look at prepositions (mostly πρός and εἰς) and the usage of the dative and accusative cases in phrases without a preposition. She challenges the widely accepted notion that increased use of these prepositions caused the eventual decline of the dative case.
Stolk, Joanne, “Dative Alternation and Dative Case Syncretism in Greek: the use of dative, accusative and prepositional phrases in documentary papyri.” Transactions of the Philological Society. Volume 115:2 (2017) 212–238.
NOTE ADDED April 14, 2023: The following notice, published in 2016, remains here for historical reasons, but the domain name GreekLanguage.blog is no longer valid. I no longer own the domain name “GreekLanguage.blog”, and you cannot access this blog from there. The “Greek-Language.com/grklinguist” address still works, and it redirects to the secure homepage of this blog (blog.greek-language.com).
I have updated and simplified the page for recommending additions to the bibliography. Now you just give your name, an email address where I can reach you (I will not share it), and what you know about the book, article, or web resource you want to recommend.
I appreciate those of you who have made recommendations in the past. They have been very helpful. Perhaps now the process will be a little easier.
I have uploaded a recorded version of the first lesson of my online Greek grammar, including two flash card exercises to practice phonemic awareness. The open source software I used to write the old exercises is no longer updated and is not HTML5 compliant. I’m now using U5P, also open source, to write new and better exercises. The ones in this first lesson are pretty basic (flashcards) but more sophisticated exercises will be coming later in the summer.
Carl Conrad has published a new, very brief account of the view of Greek voice that he has been proposing for several years now. You can get a copy of the AGNT Newsletter in which it appears at the link below. The title of the article is “Ancient Greek Voice Forms: Categorizing and Making Sense of Them.”
If you have not yet read Dr. Conrad’s approach to voice, take this opportunity to do so. The new article is short and presents a helpful overview of his perspective—a perspective I believe should become the dominant one with time.
The link below will take you to a page that has not only the new article, but his older, more extensive comments on the topic as well.