Important Notice


Several points must be made before proceeding:

1. The Arial Unicode MS font is necessary to view these pages since it is currently the only widely available unicode font which supports polytonic Greek.  When other unicode fonts which support the extended Greek character set are available they would be usable as well.

2. These pages are designed to be viewed full screen.  Displaying them in a reduced format (less than full screen) may result in improper display of the material especially the tables.

3. Proper display cannot be guaranteed in browsers other than a recent version of  Internet Explorer.

4. Every attempt (short of a painstaking proof-reading of every page) has been made to ensure the accuracy of the presentation.  Any errors which cannot be attributed to viewing in a reduced format or to incompatibilities with a non-Internet Explorer browser should be reported.  Your experience with viewing the pages in other browsers will also be appreciated and should be reported to; however, only errors encountered while viewing them with Internet Explorer will be considered to be errors.

5. There is already a version of Smyth's Greek Grammar posted on the Perseus web site.  This version differs in several respects:

a. Negatively, this version does not have links to the Liddell-Scott-Jones Greek lexicon.

b. Positively:

(1) More of the book will be included in this presentation when completed.  Such items as the list of abbreviations, the appendix listing Greek verbs, and the English and Greek indices are among the additions.  If you are searching for a particular item, you might consider utilizing these to promote your success in addition to the Table of Contents.

(2) This presentation is designed to conform more accurately to the way it appears in the hard copy.  This difference may well be attributed to the fonts utilized in the Perseus version although some inexpert coding in the Perseus version is the cause of other differences.  It should be realized that the Perseus pages were most likely entered by students in Classical Studies who may have had little knowledge of computer science.

6. All linked pages which have the marbellized background displayed on this page are my notes.  They should not be considered to be part of Smyth's grammar.

7. The pages are noted where the break appears by a thin maroon line with the page number beneath it on the right, e.g.


8. There are discursi (plural of discursus) which are related to sections in the main text labelled with the section number followed by the capital letter 'D'.  These have been placed in a separate file.  The sections which have a discursus are identified by the color red.  Clicking on the red section number will bring up the discursus in a separate window.  When you have read the discursus, simply close the window.  In some cases a discursus is continued on the following page; it nevertheless is attached to the section to which it is linked by number.

8. The buttons at the top and bottom of each page will bring up an entirely new page to replace the one you are currently viewing.  The red characters (alpha or numeric) are also links, but these will bring up the linked page in a new window which may be closed after viewing.

I hope this presentation will prove beneficial to all who utilize it.