A DIM APTITUDE The Ancient Church Fathers and the Greek Grammar/Mateusz Oseka

Mateusz Oseka 


The present paper treats of the aptitude of the Church Fathers for the Greek grammar which is analysed on the basis of explicit, grammatical comments dispersed in their works. The article commences with the study of the category of the Church Fathers as a Weberian ideal type. Then, the grammatical knowledge of the Church Fathers is reconstructed and structured in the following chapters: Native versus NonNative, The Institution of Textbook, A Lexical Challenge, Spurious Etymologies, The Art of Predicate, A Grammatical Gender, A Force of Preposition, A Relevance of Syntax.