Excerpt from Brief Greek Syntax Many experienced college teachers of Greek will agree in the opinion that the changes in preparatory school methods during the last decade or two have resulted in giving us freshmen whose kwledge of Greek syntax is vague and general rather than clear and precise. This may be traced to various causes. Grammar drill has been in part displaced by wider reading to meet the sight-reading tests in the college entrance examinations. The natural method has t been without its baleful influence. No doubt many mir causes have been at work; but, whatever the causes, the fact is beyond question. The average freshman of to-day has a vague and general kwledge of Greek syntax, instead of the clear and precise grasp of fundamental principles which he needs. Now if the college course in Greek is to consist largely of the study of the masterpieces of Greek literature as literature, such clear and precise kwledge must, at some time, be acquired, or else real appreciation is out of the question. It is idle for even the bright student to read the great Apology and hope to appreciate it as literature, unless he kws something definite of the rmal use of moods and tenses. Else he may admire with enthusiasm what he takes to be the force and beauty of the Greek language, or the precision and flexibility of the author's style, but quite as likely as t he is applauding in the wrong place. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.