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Ancient Greek works inspired the most important Saints of the Church, starting with St. Paul the Apostle and including St. Augustine of Hippo, St. Thomas Aquinas, and too many others to name. Aristotle is Aquinas's "The Philosopher," on whom Catholic theology is based. Aristotle's Rhetoric influenced St. Paul in the writing of his fourteen Epistles in the New Testament. Homer's Iliad and Odyssey inspired the Greeks, the Romans, the Roman Catholic Church, and all those up to the present day. There are allusions to it in the New Testament.
Pietro Locatelli (1695-1764) was a Roman Catholic composer, whose works for violin and string orchestra had an inestimable influence on Western music, particularly Johann Sebastian Bach, Archangelo Corelli, and Georg Friderich Handel, among many others. This collection includes his influential Art of the Violin (Opus 3, 2 CDs) and four sets of Concerti Grossi (Opp. 1, 4, 7, and 8, 7 CDs). The CDs are in like-new condition with all original covers, plastic cases, and booklets of notes.
Maximilian Zerwick is the most eminent Catholic analyst of the grammar of the Greek New Testament. This is his most noted work, a reference grammar explaining the morphology and syntax of Biblical Greek summarized in Latin. The book also includes an index of the places in Scripture cited and an appendix of verses cited with their corresponding explanations in the grammar.
Arndt/Gingerich is considered to be the best Greek-English lexicon of the New Testament. It also includes entries for early Christian literature, i.e., the Apostolic and Patristic Fathers through the sixth century. The typeface is clear and each entry is broken down into its breadth of meaning, with citations to authors included. There is an extensive introduction to the language of the Bible and early Christianity, particularly noting the development of the language since the Classical Period.