The Art of Grammar

The Art of Grammar (Greek: Τέχνη Γραμματική - or romanized, Téchnē Grammatikḗ) is a treatise on Greek grammar, attributed to Dionysius Thrax, who wrote in the 2nd century BC.


It is the first work on grammar in Greek, and also the first concerning a Western language.

It sought mainly to help speakers of Koine Greek understand the language of Homer, and other great poets of the past.[1]


It was translated into Syriac by Joseph Huzaya of the school of Nisibis in the 6th century.[2]

It was also translated into Armenian.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "The Art of Grammar", Encyclopædia Britannica. 2010. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 15 July 2010.
  2. ^ Margherita Farina (2008), "Diathesis and Middle Voice in the Syriac Ancient Grammatical Tradition: The Translations and Adaptations of the Téchne Grammatiké and the Arabic Model", Aramaic Studies, 6 (2): 175–193.