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by cwconrad
August 5th, 2017, 8:08 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: ἰάομαι Why middle?
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Re: ἰάομαι Why middle?

Apart from the direct question regarding why this verb is middle, there is a question of what explanation is really likely to be convincing. My own thinking is that ῦὰσθαι involves the deliberate exercise of a power within the command of the subject. It is comparable to ἐργάζεσθαι or even δύνασθαι.I...
by cwconrad
July 28th, 2017, 7:04 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: τι and Context
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: τι and Context

Τι ακουσομεν του διδασκαλου; The above sentence in Duff's textbook is translated by Duff as, "Why should we listen to the teacher?" But, stripped of context, couldn't the sentence also be translated as, "What should we listen to from the teacher?" Given that the sentence has no context, could it be...
by cwconrad
June 10th, 2017, 11:22 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Theophilus of Antioch
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Theophilus of Antioch

Can anyone what Theophilus means by this text: Ὅπως δὲ καὶ ἡ πλάσις δειχθῇ, πρὸς τὸ μὴ δοκεῖν εἶναι ζήτημα ἐν ἀνθρώποις ἀνεύρετον, (Theophilus of Antioch, Ad Autolycum, 2. 19. 13-14) But that the creation of man might be made plain, so that there should not seem to be an insoluble problem existing ...
by cwconrad
April 23rd, 2017, 11:08 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Which kind of Accusative ὑπηκόους γινομένους
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Which kind of Accusative ὑπηκόους γινομένους

This is what's called an "anacoluthon," that is, a construction that is often somewhat lengthy, the sequential segments of which do not cohere properly. When I learned my English grammar, we were taught to call them "run-on sentences." They result from giving voice -- or continuing to write --string...
by cwconrad
April 22nd, 2017, 5:55 am
Forum: Other Greek Texts
Topic: verbal adjectives formed with -τέον Eu.IA
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: verbal adjectives formed with -τέον Eu.IA

See an old discussion on this from from 20 years ago. Well, well, well ... The old lore that I learned from others and that I taught. I'm reminded of a high-school Geometry teacher who declared that Euclid was still the authority in the field. His maxim about textbooks was, "The new books are not g...
by cwconrad
April 21st, 2017, 5:35 am
Forum: Other Greek Texts
Topic: verbal adjectives formed with -τέον Eu.IA
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: verbal adjectives formed with -τέον Eu.IA

δραστέον δ᾿ ἅ σοι δοκεῖ . We must do as you think best . "We must" is the translator's artistic choice here. He could have rendered, "It is necessary for me to", "I should", "Our only [or best ] option is to", or anything similar. The "as" is also a literary creation of the translator, attempting t...
by cwconrad
April 21st, 2017, 4:36 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Acts 17:28 Τοῦ γὰρ καὶ γένος ἐσμέν.
Replies: 21
Views: 1361

Re: Acts 17:28 Τοῦ γὰρ καὶ γένος ἐσμέν.

I really feel that I lost the concept of versification in my 51 marks, 1 mark wwasted approach to study. Now in my 50th year, I am a little less headstrong, and if you'd care to set out just this, I might be ready to lsten, if you'd like to explain, I'd be okay. This is a matter of what is called "...
by cwconrad
April 20th, 2017, 6:28 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Acts 17:28 Τοῦ γὰρ καὶ γένος ἐσμέν.
Replies: 21
Views: 1361

Re: Acts 17:28 Τοῦ γὰρ καὶ γένος ἐσμέν.

About the ἐσμέν. Whether 1.) Paul used a slightly modified quotation with ἐσμέν instead of εἰμέν, 2.) this was a street-level popular (mis-)quotation, or 3.) the early redaction / transmission of Luke / Acts "standardised" the epic εἰμέν to the Koine form ἐσμέν, from the point of view of this text ...
by cwconrad
April 19th, 2017, 6:29 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Acts 17:28 Τοῦ γὰρ καὶ γένος ἐσμέν.
Replies: 21
Views: 1361

Re: Acts 17:28 Τοῦ γὰρ καὶ γένος ἐσμέν.

Perhaps you haven’t yet encountered the great “Hymn to Zeus” by the Stoic Chrysippus? Do you mean Cleanthes of Assos, (successor of Zeno and predecessor of Chrysippus)? If that is the one, then here is a scan of Blakeney's edition with a commentary and notes published by the SPCK in 1931. An older ...
by cwconrad
April 19th, 2017, 10:40 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Acts 17:28 Τοῦ γὰρ καὶ γένος ἐσμέν.
Replies: 21
Views: 1361

Re: Acts 17:28 Τοῦ γὰρ καὶ γένος ἐσμέν.

Now the question becomes: "Who, precisely, are we ? If you're referring to those of us who are reading these texts today, we certainly differ widely in our experience of reading different kinds of Greek from different eras of antiquity. I think it's true that many of us on B-Greek are not very fami...