Greek and Latin Roots: Part II - Greek
first Edition

Greek and Latin Roots: Part II - Greek

by Peter Smith

Part I of the book covers Latin material.
Part II—shorter in length, but no less challenging—deals with Greek.​

The legacy of Professor Peter L. Smith at the University of Victoria is great. Born in Victoria, Peter graduated high school with the highest marks in the province and took his undergraduate degrees at Victoria College and the University of British Columbia. Having won the Governor General’s Award he attended Yale University where he wrote his PhD focused on the Roman poet and teacher of rhetoric Ausonius. He then had a brief teaching year in Ottawa, but by the early 1960s Peter was home again and began his professional career as a teacher and administrator with the newly formed University of Victoria. In addition to his Classical scholarship, which focused on Latin lyric poetry and drama, Peter wrote a history of the university, A Multitude of the Wise: UVic Remembered (1994) reflecting on the many transformations he witnessed here as UVic became a world-renowned university. Peter had an exacting but jovial manner that students and colleagues can never forget. His demand for excellence impressed anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

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Introduction. Front Matter
Introduction.1 - Preface to 5th Edition
Introduction.2 - Foreword
Chapter One. The Greek Language
1.1 - §97. The Legacy of Greek
1.2 - §98. The Greek Alphabet
1.3 - §99. Notes on Letter Formation
1.4 - §100. Notes on Classical Greek Pronunciation
1.5 - §101. Transliteration and Latinization
1.6 - §102. Exercises, Chapter 1
Chapter Two. The Greek Noun (Declensions 1 And 2)
2.1 - §103. An Overview of the 1st and 2nd Declensions
2.2 - §104. Greek Nouns of the First Declension
2.3 - §105. The Greek Adjective-forming Suffix -ικος (> E -ic)
2.4 - §106. Greek Nouns of the Second Declension
2.5 - §107. Interesting Words
2.6 - §108. Exercises, Chapter 2
Chapter Three. Compound Words In Greek
3.1 - §109. General Principles of Greek Compounds
3.2 - §110. Some Common Greek Combining Forms
3.3 - §111. Interesting Words
3.4 - §112. Exercises, Chapter 3
Chapter Four. The Greek Noun (Declension 3)
4.1 - §113. Stem and Base in the Greek Third Declension
4.2 - §114. Greek Nouns of the Third Declension
4.3 - §115. Some Noun-forming Suffixes in Greek
4.4 - §116. Interesting Words
4.5 - §117. Analysing Greek Compound Words
Chapter Five. Greek Adjectives And Adverbs
5.1 - §118. Greek Adjectives: 1st and 2nd Declension Type
5.2 - §119. Greek Adjectives: 3rd Declension Type
5.3 - §120. Greek Adverbs
5.4 - §121. Interesting Words
5.5 - §122. Exercises, Chapter 5
Chapter Six. Numerals In Greek And Latin
6.1 - §123. Greek and Latin Number Concepts
6.2 - §124. A Table of Greek and Latin Number Words
6.3 - §125. Latin Number Words in English
6.4 - §126. Greek Number Words in English
6.5 - §127. Interesting Words
6.6 - §128. The Metric System
6.7 - §129. English Number Names Beyond One Million
6.8 - §130. Exercises, Chapter 6
Chapter Seven. Greek Prefixes
7.1 - §131. An Approach to Greek Prefixes
7.2 - §132. A Summary of Greek Prefixes
7.3 - §133. Exploring Greek Prefixes
Chapter Eight. Greek Verbs And Their Derivatives
8.1 - §134. The Greek Verb in English Vocabulary
8.2 - §135. A Sampling of Greek Verb Roots
8.3 - §136. Greek Verb Roots and English Derivatives
8.4 - §137. Interesting Words
Chapter Nine. Some Medical Terminology
9.1 - §138. General Vocabulary (Greek and Latin)
9.2 - §139. Standard Medical Suffixes (all Greek)
9.3 - §140. A Polyglot Guide to Human Anatomy
9.4 - §141. Exercises, Chapter 9
Chapter Ten. Back Matter
10.1 - Appendix III: Key to Exercises (Greek)
10.2 - Appendix IV: Summary of Vocabulary Tables (Greek)