Below, you will find the basic English bibliography for the study of ancient Greek, in alphabetical order.


Bakker, Egbert J. “Boundaries, Topics, and the Structure of Discourse: An Investigation of the Ancient Greek Particle DE.” Studies in Language: International Journal Sponsored by the Foundation ‘Foundations of Language.’ 17 no. 2 (1993), 275-311.

Bakker, Egbert J. “Voice, Aspect and Aktionsart: Middle and Passive in Ancient Greek.” In Voice: Form and Function (Typological Studies in Language)  . Ed. Barbara Fox and Paul J. Hopper. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 1994, pp. 23-47.

Biraud, Michele. La determination du nom en grec classique . Nice: Faculte des Lettres, 1991. 


Devine, A.M. and Laurence D. Stephens. Discontinuous Syntax: Hyperbaton in Greek . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Devine, A.M. and Laurence D. Stephens. The Prosody of Greek Speech . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Devine, A. and L. Stephens. “Semantics, syntax, and phonological organization in Greek: aspects of the theory of metrical bridges.” Classical Philology. 78 (1983), 1-25.

Dobrov, Gregory. “The syntax of coreference in Greek.” Classical Philology. 83 (Oct. 1988), 275-288.


Egli, Urs. “Stoic Syntax and Semantics.” Historiographia Linguistica: International Journal for the History of the Language Sciences. 13 no. 2-3 (1986), 281-306.


Fox, Barbara. “The discourse function of the participle in ancient Greek.” In Discourse Perspectives on Syntax. Ed. Flora Klein- Andreu. New York: Academic, 1983, pp. 23-41.


Gianollo, Chiara, and Nikolaos Lavidas. Cognate Adverbials and Case in the History of Greek. Studies in Greek Linguistics 33 (2013) pp. 61-75.

Guardiano, Cristina. “The Greek Definite Article Across Time” Studies in Greek Linguistics 33 (2013) pp. 76-91.

Haas, Wim de. A Formal Theory of Vowel Coalescence: A Case Study of Ancient Greek. Publications in Language Sciences. Dordrecht: Foris, 1988.


Haspelmath, Martin. “From resultative to perfect in Ancient Greek”. In: Iturrioz Leza, José Luis (ed.) Nuevos estudios sobre construcciones resultativos. Universidad de Guadalajara: Centro de Investigación de Lenguas Indígenas, 187-224, 1992.

Healey, Alan. “Split phrases and clauses in Greek.” Selected Technical Articles Related to Translation. 11: 3-9, 1984.

Hessinger, James J. “The case pattern of ancient Greek: a theoretical study of verbs, case endings and preposition preverbs.” Ph.D. dissertation, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1974.

Hird, David W. “An analysis of government and binding rules for classical Greek analysis of selected pronouns in Xenophon’s Memorabilia.” M.A. thesis, University of North Dakota, 1990.

Householder, Fred W. “Distinctions and generalizations.” International Journal of American Linguistics. 51 (Oct. 1985), 457-461.


Janse, Mark. “Aspects of Bilingualism in the History of the Greek Language.” In: J.N. Adams, Mark Janse & Simon Swain (eds.), Bilingualism in Ancient Society: Language Contact and the Written Word. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002, 332-390.

Janse, Mark. “Phonological Aspects of Clisis in Ancient and Modern Greek.” Glotta 73 (1995-1996) 155-167. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Joseph, Brian D. Morphology and Universals in Syntactic Change: Evidence from Medieval and Modern Greek. Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics.  Bloomington: Indiana University Linguistics Club, 1978.


Katona, Andrew. “Opening of the Voiced Stops /b d g/ in Greek.” Ph.D. dissertation, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Linguistics, 2000.

Kiparsky, Paul. “Accent, Syllable Structure, and Morphology in Ancient Greek.” In Elizabeth Mela Athanasopoulou (ed.), Selected Papers from the 15th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. Thessaloniki, 2003.


Luraghi, Silva. On the Meaning of Prepositions and Cases: The expression of semantic roles in Ancient Greek. Studies in Language Companion Series. Amsterdan/Philadelphia, Benjamins, 2003.


Manolessou, Io. “The Evolution of the Demonstrative System in Greek.” Journal of Greek Linguistics. 2:119-148, 2001.

McKay, K.L. “Aspectual usage in timeless contexts in ancient Greek.” In In the Footsteps of Raphael Kuhner . Ed. A. Rijksbaron et al. Amsterdam: J.C. Gieben, 1988, pp. 193-208.

McKay, K.L. “Repeated action, the potential and reality in ancient Greek.” Antichthon. 15 (1981), 36-46.

McKay, K.L. “The use of the ancient Greek perfect down to the end of the second century.” Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies. 12 (1965), 1-21.

Morrel, Kenneth S. “Studies on the phrase structure of early Attic prose.” Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University, 1989.


Probert, Philemon. “Ancient Greek Accentuation in Generative Phonology and Optimality Theory.” Language and Linguistics Compass. 4, 1: 1–26, 2010.


Rijksbaron, Albert. “Relative Clause Formation in Ancient Greek.” In Predication and Expression in Functional Grammar . Ed. M. Bolkestein et al. London, New York: Academic Press, 1981, pp. 236-259.

Runge, Steven E. “The Greek Article: A Cognitive-Functional Approach”. Paper presented at the ETS National Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2013.


Sansone, David. “Towards a new doctrine of the article in Greek: some observations on the definite article in Plato.” Classical Philology. 88, no. 3 (July 1993), 191-205.

Sevdali, Christina. ‘‘Infinitival clauses in Ancient Greek: overt and null subjects, the role of Case and Focus’’ Ph.D. dissertation, Cambridge University, supervised by Professor Ian Roberts, 2007.

Slings, S.R. “Written and spoken language: an exercise in the pragmatics of the Greek sentence.” Classical Philology. 87, 2: 95-109, 1992.

Sommerstein, Alan H. Sound Pattern of Ancient Greek. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1973. 


Taylor, Ann. “A prosodic account of clitic position in ancient Greek.” In Halpern, Aaron and Arnold Zwicky, eds., Approaching Second: Second Position Clitics and Related Phenomena. Stanford: Center for Study of Language and Information, 1996, pp. 477-503.

Taylor, Ann. “The change from SOV to SVO in Ancient Greek.” Language Variation and Change6.1 (1994) 1-37.

Taylor, Ann. “Clitics and Configurationality in Ancient Greek.” U of Pennsylvania dissertation (University Microfilms order no. AAC 9112632), 1991.


Wakker, G.C. “Purpose clauses in ancient Greek.” In Getting Ones Words into Line: On Word Order and Functional Grammar. Ed. Jan Nuyts and Georges de Schutter. Functional Grammar Series, 5. Dordrecht: Foris, 1987, pp. 89-101.

Wakker, Gerry. Conditions and Conditionals: An Investigation of Ancient Greek. Amsterdam Studies in Classical Philology, 3. Amsterdam: J.C. Gieben, 1994.

Wetzels, Leo. “Phonological timing in ancient Greek.” In Engin Sezer and Leo Wetzels, eds. Studies in Compensatory Lengthening. Publications in Language Sciences  . Dordrecht, Holland ; Riverton, N.J., U.S.A.: Foris Publications, 1986, c1985.

Wonneberger, Reinhard. “Greek Syntax: A New Approach.” Literary and Linguistic Computing. 2(2) (1987), 71-79.

Woodard, Roger D. “Generalization of the HEAUT- nonthird person reflexive pronoun in Greek: Xenophon to the New Testament.” Doctoral dissertation. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1986.