Greek

Greek, despite its several dialects, has remained a single continuous language over the 3000 years of its written history.
  • Allen, W. S. (1987). Vox Graeca: A guide to the pronunciation of classical Greek (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    Olin PA267.A43 1987 in room 604-605

    A famous study on the pronunciation of Ancient Greek.

  • Chantraine, P. (1973). Grammaire homérique. Paris: Klincksieck.
    Olin PA4179.C45 1973

    Indispensable for students of Homeric Greek.

  • Chantraine, P., Taillardat, J., Blanc, A., Masson, O., Perpillou, J. L., & Lamberterie, C. de. (2009). Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque: Histoire des mots. Paris: Klincksieck.
    Olin Oversize PA422.C5 2009 + in room 604-605

    A complete etymological dictionary of Greek.

  • Duhoux, Y. (1983). Introduction aux dialectes grecs anciens: Problèmes et méthodes, recueil de textes traduits. Louvain-la-Neuve: Cabay.
    Olin PA502.D87 1983 in room 604-605

    A useful collection and review of the extant texts in the Greek dialects.

  • Lejeune, M. (1972). Phonétique historique du mycénien et du grec ancien. Paris: Klincksieck.
    Olin PA265.L53 P4

    The best overall description of Greek historical phonology.

  • Risch, E. (1974). Wortbildung der homerischen Sprache (2nd ed.). Berlin: W. de Gruyter.
    Olin PA4186.R59 1974

    A catalog of Homeric word forms arranged by formation and with historical commentary.

  • Rix, H. (1992). Historische Grammatik des Griechischen: Laut- und Formenlehre (2nd ed.). Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft.
    Olin PA283.R62 1992

    The best up-to-date historical grammar of Greek.

  • Sihler, A. L. (2008). New comparative grammar of Greek and Latin. New York: Oxford University Press.
    available online

    Compares and contrasts the grammars of Greek and Latin by tracing their historical developments back to PIE.

  • Ventris, M., & Chadwick, J. (1973). Documents in Mycenaean Greek (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    Olin Oversize P1035.V46 1973 +

    The standard reference on Mycenaean, including an account of the authors' famous decipherment of Linear B, the grammar, vocabulary, and corpus then known.