2013 Reprint of 1956 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Revised Edition edited by Gordon M. Messing. Smyth's "Greek Grammar" is an essential reference grammar for intermediate and advanced learners. First published in 1920, it has been the default source of reference and citation ever since. Herbert Weir Smyth (1857-1937) was an American classical scholar. His comprehensive grammar of ancient Greek has become a standard reference on the subject in English, comparable to William Watson Goodwin's, whom he succeeded as Eliott Professor of Greek Literature at Harvard University.