Studies in Classical Language & Literature
“If the student of Greek literature has room on his shelf for only one volume besides his texts, lexica, and grammar, that book should be Lesky.”
—Moses Hadas, The Classical World
A Student Handbook of Greek and English Grammar offers a student-friendly comparative exposition of English and ancient Greek grammatical principles that will prove a valuable supplement to a wide range of beginning Greek textbooks as well as a handy reference for those continuing on to upper-level courses.
A Student Handbook of Latin and English Grammar offers a student-friendly comparative exposition of English and Latin grammatical principles that will prove a valuable supplement to a wide range of beginning Latin textbooks as well as a handy reference for those continuing on to upper-level courses.
“This comprehensive scholarly work will not be superseded for another century. It is both a monumental and a readable book.”
A reprint of the Oxford University Press edition of 1966. Co-published in the U.K. by Gerald Duckworth and Company, Ltd.
Studies in Etymology is a standard introduction to the Classical etymology of the English language with equal coverage of Latin and Greek roots. The book is ideal for college-level classics or humanities courses of all designs. The book includes extensive exercises for each chapter, additional words for study, and indexes of prefixes, suffixes, and word stems.
“An indispensable guide for anyone who wishes to study that . . . section of Greek and Latin literature which we should consider literary criticism.”
—A. H. Armstrong
This reliable text presents a clear and simple outline of Greek and Latin meters in order that the verse of the Greeks and Romans may be read as poetry.
"A treasure-house of vital information, exhaustively and meticulously researched, presented with clarity and verve. Students of Plato's dialogues—and other Socratic writings—will no longer be frustrated by wading through dispersed and difficult to use scholarly tomes to find out about Meno's family and career or Plato's brothers or uncles or who Thucydides son of Melesias was, and his relation to the historian. With philosophical readers foremost in mind, Nails tells all. From now on, anyone reading Plato will always have this book nearby."
—John M. Cooper, Princeton University
“It is great news that this book is available again. It deserves to be better known, both for its pioneering methods of linguistic analysis and for the results to which they lead. It transforms our understanding of the all-important Greek verb ‘to be.’”
—Myles Burnyeat, All Souls College, University of Oxford