KRMgr02 Development of Greek II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
prof. RNDr. Václav Blažek, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Kateřina Bočková Loudová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Václav Blažek, CSc.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Wed 10:00–11:40 B2.41
Prerequisites (in Czech)
KRMgr01 Historical Development I
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to make the students familiar with main traditional as well as modern, alternative approaches used in Indo-European studies in general and in the analysis of the grammatical development of Greek.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course the students will know the principles and ultimate origins of individual grammatical categories. They will be able to describe the grammatical development of Greek from its Indo-European roots up to the Classical period with the help of various methods of historical and historical-comparative linguistics. They will comprehend the development of nominal and verbal categories.
  • 1. Indo-European ablaut and its role in Greek morphology.
  • 2. Parts of speech, the question of their origins and classification.
  • 3. Grammatical categories and the question of their origins.
  • 4. Nominal grammatical categories.
  • 5. Verbal grammatical categories.
  • 6. Development and classification of Greek nouns.
  • 7. Development and classification of Greek adjectives, comparison of adjectives.
  • 8. Development and classification of Greek pronouns and adverbs.
  • 9. Development and classification of Greek numerals.
  • 10. Development and classification of function words in Greek.
  • 11. Development and classification of Greek verbs.
  • 12. Nominal forms of verbs.
  • 13. Summary.
  • BEEKES, R. S. P. Etymological dictionary of Greek. Edited by Lucien van Beek. Leiden: Brill, 2016. xlviii, 88. ISBN 9789004321878. info
  • BEEKES, R. S. P. Comparative Indo-European linguistics : an introduction. Edited by Michiel Arnoud Cor de Vaan. 2nd ed. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2011. xxiv, 415. ISBN 9789027285003. info
  • MEIER-BRÜGGER, M. Griechische Sprachwissenschaft. Berlin, 1992. info
  • ZINSMEISTER, H. Griechische Laut- und Formenlehre. Heidelberg, 1990. info
  • BARTONĚK, Antonín. Prehistorie a protohistorie řeckých dialektů. Vyd. 1. V Brně: Univerzita J.E. Purkyně, 1987. 182 s. URL info
  • BEEKES, R. S. P. The origins of the indo-european nominal inflection. Innsbruck: Institut für Sprachwissenschaft der Universität Innsbruck, 1985. xiii, 251. ISBN 3851245784. info
  • ERHART, Adolf. Úvod do indoevropské jazykovědy. Brno, 1981. info
  • PALMER, L. R. The Greek Language. London-Boston, 1980. info
  • RIX, H. Historische Grammatik des Griechischen (Laut- und Formenlehre). Darmstadt, 1976. info
  • CHANTRAINE, P. Dictionnaire étymologique de la historique du grec. Paris, 1971. info
  • MEILLET, A. Apercu d`une histoire de la langue grecque. Paris, 1965. info
  • CHANTRAINE, P. Morphologie historique du grec. Paris, 1961. info
  • FRISK, H. Griechisches etymologisches Wörterbuch. Heidelberg, 1960. info
  • SCHWYZER, E. and A. DEBRUNNER. Griechische Grammatik. München, 1939. info
  • KIECKERS, F. Historische griechische Grammatik. Berlin, 1925. info
Teaching methods
Lectures. Practice.
Assessment methods
Oral exam (50 % of correct answers is needed to pass).
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught once in two years.

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