Basil L. Gildersleeve

Basil L. Gildersleeve Basil L. Gildersleeve (1831-1924) was a professor of Greek at the University of Virginia from 1856 to 1876; he also held the chair of Latin from 1861 to 1866. In 1876 Gildersleeve became the first professor of Greek at Johns Hopkins University, where he taught until his retirement in 1915. Gildersleeve graduated third in his class at Princeton in 1849 and was one of the first Americans to receive a PhD from Göttingen (1853). He served as president of the American Philological Association in 1878 and again in 1909. Gildersleeve authored or coauthored numerous publications, including Gildersleeve's Latin Grammar, the third edition of which was revised and expanded in cooperation with Gonzalez Lodge (D. C. Heath, 1894; reprinted 1997 by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers); Latin Prosody (University Publishing Co., 1879); Problems in Greek Syntax (Johns Hopkins, 1903); and, with Charles William Emil Miller, Syntax of Classical Greek from Homer to Demosthenes (American Book Co., 1900).

Basil L. Gildersleeve's Books

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  • Gildersleeve's Latin Grammar

    Authors: G. Lodge, Basil L. Gildersleeve
    Product Code: 4770
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-477-2

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    Gildersleeve's Latin Grammar is the classic, comprehensive review of etymology, Latin grammar and syntax, and prosody. Favored by many students and teachers, Gildersleeve's Latin Grammar was enhanced in 1997 with a new foreword and comprehensive bibliography.

    In the words of Basil L. Gildersleeve, "Rightly interpreted, grammar is the culmination of philological study, and not its rudiment . . . No study of literature can yield its highest result without the close study of language, and consequently the close study of grammar."?