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Posted: 3/15/16
Dr. Schwandt is currently on a sabbatical from offering Greek courses and reading groups. We are currently working on a way to offer the educational materials without the live component.


Other Works of Interest

There are a number of works that do not fit nicely into any of the categories on the left. This page is a catch all for books about the history of the language and culture of Greece. Please feel free to send in your recommendations to add works to this list.

Click on any of the following links to advance to the section that interests you.

1. Original Greek Texts

2. Recommended Commentaries

3. Greek Novels

4. Greek History

1. Original Greek Texts

Publisher (date) ISBN
Brief description and comment, (review links)
Direct Links to purchase
Packard Humanities Institute
Greek Documentary CD-Rom #7
Packard Humanities Institute
The Packard Humanities Institute CD-ROM #7 (Greek Documentary) supersedes PHI CD-ROM #6, which contained over 80,000 Greek inscriptions and over 32,000 papyri. PHI #7 contains nearly twice the number of Greek inscriptions and papyri as its predecessor. A selection of coptic texts are also provided. A list of the contents is available on the disc

2. Recommended Commentaries

Culy, Martin 1, 2, 3 John:
A Handbook On The Greek Text
Baylor University Press (Oct. 12, 2004); ISBN: 1932792082
(Amazon reviews) This commentary series particularly biblical Greek issues.
175 pp.
$19.95 $19.95 Amazon

Parsons & Culy The Acts of the Apostles:
A Handbook on the Greek Text
Baylor University Press (Nov. 2003); ISBN: 0918954908
(Amazon reviews) This commentary series particularly biblical Greek issues.
580 pp.
$29.95 $29.95 Amazon

France, R.T. The Gospel of Mark: New International Commentary on the Greek Testament
Eerdmans Publishing Co. (Feb. 2002); ISBN: 0802824463
(Amazon reviews)
765 pp.
$55.00 $34.65 Amazon

Lane, William The Gospel According to Mark: The English Text With Introduction, Exposition, and Notes (New International Commentary on the New Testament)
Eerdmans Publishing Co. (June, 1974); ISBN: 0802825028
(Amazon reviews)
678 pp.
$45.00 $29.70 Amazon

Carson & Moo An Introduction to the New Testament
Zondervan Publishing Co. (Sept. 2005); ISBN: 0310238595
(Amazon reviews) A good overview of the structure of the New Testament
784 pp.
$39.99 $26.39 Amazon

3. Greek Novels

(Click here for a nice bibliography of Ancient Greek novels)

Beaton, Roderick The Medieval Greek Romance
Routledge; 2nd ed. (Jan. 1996); ISBN: 0415120330
328 pp.
$48.18 $48.18 Amazon

Beaton, Roderick The Greek Novel A.D. 1-1985
Routledge Kegan & Paul (March, 1988); ISBN: 0709950934
229 pp.

4. Greek History

Horrocks, Geoffrey Greek: A History of the Language and Its Speakers
Longman Publishing Group (Feb. 1998); ISBN: 0582307090
Out of print but the current standard (replacing Allen's Vox Graeca) (Hardback ISBN 0582031915)
393 pp.

Palmer, Leonard The Greek Language
University of Oklahoma Press (Jan. 1996); ISBN: 0806128445
355 pp.
$29.95 $29.95 Amazon

Allen, W. Sidney Vox Graeca : The Pronunciation of Classical Greek
Cambridge University Press; 3 ed. (Sept. 1987); ISBN: 0521335558
(Amazon reviews) (replaced and corrected by Horrock's text above)
$29.95 $29.95 Amazon

Gignac, F. T. A Grammar of the Greek Papyri of the Roman and Byzantine periods (Testi e documenti per lo studio dell'antichità)
Vol. 1. Milan, Istituto editoriale (1976); ISBN:


Browning, Robert The Greek Wrold:
Classical, Byzantine, and Modern
Thames & Hudson (March, 2000); ISBN: 0500281629
328 pp.
$34.95 $34.95 Amazon

Browning, Robert The Byzantine Empire
Catholic University of America Pres (July 1992); ISBN: 0813207541
(Amazon reviews)
310 pp.
$24.95 $24.95 Amazon

Browning, Robert Medieval and Modern Greek
Cambridge University Press; 2nd ed (August 1983); ISBN: 0521299780
(Amazon reviews)
168 pp.
$23.99 $23.99 Amazon

Woodhouse, C.M. Modern Greece:
A Short History
Faber & Faber; 5th edition (May 2000); ISBN: 0571197949
(Amazon reviews)
379 pp.
$16.00 $10.88 Amazon

JACT, Joint Association of Classical Teachers World of Athens (Reading Greek Series)
Cambridge University Press (January, 1984); ISBN: 0521273897
(Amazon reviews)
432 pp.
$30.99 $30.99 Amazon

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