Friday, October 06, 2006

Classics-L: Prospects for a Greek grammar

[2006: October] Prospects for a Greek grammar: "Victorian idealists had an influential but very flat-footed reading of Plato. According to them, to put it quite briefly, Plato said truth equals being equals one, and he said this over and over in very simple ways. To argue against such a reading you naturally go to the text and argue against, say, Jowett's translation. But Liddell and Scott cause a problem because they took these idealists as authorities for the translation of Plato."

The writer of the message, Colin McLarty, goes on to discuss Smyth's grammar as well.

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