Analecta Gorgiana

Analecta Gorgiana is a collection of long essays and short monographs which are consistently cited by modern scholars but previously difficult to find because of their original appearance in obscure publications. Carefully selected by a team of scholars based on their relevance to modern scholarship, these essays can now be fully utilized by scholars and proudly owned by libraries.

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On Delbruck's Vedic Syntax

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 335
ISBN: 978-1-60724-589-6
William Whitney reviews the Vedic syntax of Delbruck, the founder of the study of comparative linguistcs.

The Limitation of the Imperative in the Attic Orators

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 330
ISBN: 978-1-60724-588-9
Miller provides a systematic analysis of the ways in which Attic orators used the ancient Greek imperative.

The Aryan Future

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 329
ISBN: 978-1-60724-587-2
Edward Hopkins, a famous scholar of comparative linguistics, compares the features of the future tense in languages of Aryan (Indo-European) origin.

Hunayn ibn Ishaq and the Kitab Adab al-falasifah

The Pursuit of Wisdom and a Humane Polity in Early Abbasid Baghdad
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 122
ISBN: 978-1-60724-043-3
With a focus on the Kitāb Ādāb al-falāsifah, a book of aphorisms attributed to Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq, some of the important aspects of the Kitāb are laid out, particularly those dealing with religion and the pursuit of philosophy. Although putatively, translators and scholars such as Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq, opened the way for philosophical dialogue between Muslims and Christians of Orthodox churches on precepts, often based on Aristotle, which they could agree would lead to wisdom and a humane society.

Juxtaposing Views on Interpreting the Book of the Twelve / the Twelve Prophetic Books

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 201
ISBN: 978-1-60724-303-8
A conversation between James D. Nogalski and Ehud Ben Zvi on the question of The Twelve, its implications for the historically oriented study of the prophetic books in the Hebrew Bible, and for the reconstruction of the intellectual history of ancient Israel.


Series: Analecta Gorgiana 314
ISBN: 978-1-60724-546-9
James Rendel Harris uses known statistics of ancient autographs (that is, the original version of a written document) to posit the general appearance of ancient documents in their original form.

Verbals in -tos in Sophocles

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 305
ISBN: 978-1-60724-567-4
Charles Bishop, whose life work revolved around the study of -teos adjectives in Greek and cognate forms in other Indo-European languages, examines the specific role of such adjectives in the plays of Sophocles.

Servius on the Tropes and Figures of Vergil

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 304
ISBN: 978-1-60724-566-7
John Leverett Moore, in this doctoral thesis for Johns Hopkins University, examines the methods by which Servius organized his commentary on Virgil.

On Adaptation of Suffixes in Congeneric Classes of Substantives

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 303
ISBN: 978-1-60724-565-0
Maurice Bloomfield was a great authority on Sanskrit literature and comparative linguistics, applies the principles of linguistics to rationalize certain irregular forms in a variety of languages.

Bohtlingk's Upanishads

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 302
ISBN: 978-1-60724-564-3
William Dwight Whitney examines Bahtlingk's edition of the two longest of the ancient or genuine Hindu Upanishads, the Chandogya and the Brhad-Aranyaka.

Analogy in the Semitic Languages

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 301
ISBN: 978-1-60724-563-6
Abel H. Huizinga was a noted scholar of Hebrew, and in this, his dissertation for John's Hopkins University, he discusses the mechanics of analogy in semitic languages with a focus on Hebrew.

On the Articular Infinitive in Polybius

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 300
ISBN: 978-1-60724-562-9
Hewlett explores the specific use of the Ancient Greek articular infinitive in Polybius.

On the Sentence-Question in Plautus and Terence

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 299
ISBN: 978-1-60724-561-2
Edward Parmalee Morris uses his intimate knowledge of the syntax of Plautus to address the conventions for understanding interrogative constructions in Latin sentences.

The Pennsylvania German Dialect

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 328
ISBN: 978-1-60724-560-5
Learned's history and grammar of Pennsylvania German is still a standard text of this living dialect and includes sections on ethnography, history, phonology, grammar, and etymology.

The Origin of the Recessive Accent in Greek

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 327
ISBN: 978-1-60724-559-9
Maurice Bloomfield, a great authority on Sanskrit literature and comparative linguistics, applies the principles of linguistics to explain the recessive accent of Greek verbs in terms of Indo-European.

The Agon of the Old Comedy

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 326
ISBN: 978-1-60724-558-2
Milton W. Humphreys explores the development of the comic agon – that is, the contest-in-words that is the heart of Athenian drama and a reflection of the speech competitions in Athenian politics.

The Assyrian E-Vowel

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 325
ISBN: 978-1-60724-557-5
Paul Haupt argues for the existence of an e-vowel in Ugaritic, a vowel whose existence is difficult to prove in the consonant-free script of Semitic language.

The Sequence of Tenses in Latin

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 324
ISBN: 978-1-60724-556-8
In this well-known piece, Hale questions the rule of sequence of tense in Latin subjunctive clauses which is still used to teach Latin grammar, but fails to correspond to the language as it was used by the Romans themselves.

Poetry in the Limburger Chronik

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 323
ISBN: 978-1-60724-555-1
Julius Goebel takes the Chronicle of Limburg and demonstrates how this seemingly prosaic source preserves otherwise unknown German folksong and poetry.

Que, Et, Atque in the Inscriptions of the Republic, in Terence, and in Cato

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 322
ISBN: 978-1-60724-554-4
Prof. Elmer offers an analysis of the use of coordinating conjunctions in Latin of the middle Republic – que, atque, and et.

The Upanishads and Their Latest Translation

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 321
ISBN: 978-1-60724-553-7
William Dwight Whitney examines various translation of the Upanishads, the sacred Vedic literature of India.

Sir Orfeo

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 320
ISBN: 978-1-60724-552-0
George Lyman Kittredge examines the medieval romance of Sir Orfeo against its classical predecessor in Ovid's Metamorphoses.

The Translation of Beowulf, and the Relations of Ancient and Modern English Verse

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 319
ISBN: 978-1-60724-551-3
Francis B. Gummere presents s clear discussion of the issues involved in translating the poem for modern English readers.

On the So-Called Genitive Absolute and Its Use Especially in the Attic Orators

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 318
ISBN: 978-1-60724-550-6
Edward H. Spieker provides a linguistic analysis of the genitive absolute, one of the key constructions of the Greek language and often compared to the Latin Ablative Absolute despite some key dissimilarities.

The Reduction of ei to i in Homer

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 317
ISBN: 978-1-60724-549-0
Herbert Weir Smyth focuses on a grammatical feature of the Homeric dialect of Greek viewed as an aberration by other grammarians, namely what seems to be a reduction of the -ei diphthong to -i in certain words.