Posted 17 December 2005 - 06:12 AM
I think I made this suggestion once before, back when the forum was an e-list; I enthusiastically second this request. Smyth's grammar (Messing revision of 1956) is far more valuable than the current standard regularly cited in questions of Greek grammar, Wallace; although Smyth's central focus is on Classical Attic Greek, the notes extend backwards to Homeric and forward to Hellenistic Greek. While Wallace seems to multiply subcategories of grammatical constructions, most of Smyth's categories have stood up well and useful; moreover, the translations of Greek texts cited for illustration are remarkably lucid. It would really be useful to have BDF (Blass-Debrunner-Funk) also, and, were it possible, it would be nice too to have A.T. Robertson's big grammar, however dated some of it may be. BDF is more useful, in my opinion, than Wallace, but Smyth would be the prime desideratum among grammars. Ah, if we could have Smyth and the up-to-date unabridged LSJ ("the Great Scott"), the research potential of Accordance for Greek NT students would be extended immeasurably.