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by cwconrad
January 28th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Morphology of ζαω
Replies: 6
Views: 1049

Re: Morphology of ζαω

Yes,that’s the rule for the great Attic-Ionic shift of original long-A to Eta, with exception in Attic that the original long-A is retained after Iota and Rho. The verbs ζην and χρήσθαι are different. In these the Eta is the original vowel in the verb’s root.
by cwconrad
January 27th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Morphology of ζαω
Replies: 6
Views: 1049

Re: Morphology of ζαω

I have, in fact, been reading this thread. I noted with great satisfaction the reference to the good note on this subject by Rod Decker (of blessed I'm in full agreement with everything Rod wrote on the matter of this verb. I would add that I rhink the verb χρώμια (root χρήση) elongated in this same...
by cwconrad
April 2nd, 2018, 6:25 am
Forum: Other
Topic: episthmh root
Replies: 9
Views: 10196

Re: episthmh root

Stephen Carlson wrote:
April 1st, 2018, 8:10 pm
πίστις is related to πείθομαι.
ἐπιστήμη is related to ἐπίσταμαι, which itself appears to be very old compound of the forebears of ἐπί and ἵστημι.
That is to say: the compound is so old that that it is deemed integral; it is the ἐ of ἐπι-that is augmented: imp. ἠπιστάμην.
by cwconrad
February 17th, 2018, 6:24 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐφοβήθησαν φόβον μέγαν
Replies: 8
Views: 3632

Re: ἐφοβήθησαν φόβον μέγαν

Yes, I remember that we used oo bandy names like "cognate accusative" for expressions of this sort. I've always thought these were better understood as "adverbial" accusatives -- accusatives used to add specificity to the verb in question. Perhaps Wallace has some special name for this accusative us...
by cwconrad
November 5th, 2017, 7:27 am
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: The First Woman to Translate the ‘Odyssey’ Into English
Replies: 7
Views: 9227

Re: The First Woman to Translate the ‘Odyssey’ Into English

For my part, I like "complicated." It suggests the overtones of Horace's Latin epithet ( duplex Ulixes without tilting definitely in that direction. This is, after all, the man who lies to Athena immediately upon his return to Ithaca and forces the rugged swineherd Eumaeus to come only to slow reco...
by cwconrad
November 3rd, 2017, 4:41 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: The First Woman to Translate the ‘Odyssey’ Into English
Replies: 7
Views: 9227

Re: The First Woman to Translate the ‘Odyssey’ Into English

For my part, I like "complicated." It suggests the overtones of Horace's Latin epithet ( duplex Ulixes without tilting definitely in that direction. This is, after all, the man who lies to Athena immediately upon his return to Ithaca and forces the rugged swineherd Eumaeus to come only to slow recog...
by cwconrad
November 3rd, 2017, 8:32 am
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: The First Woman to Translate the ‘Odyssey’ Into English
Replies: 7
Views: 9227

The First Woman to Translate the ‘Odyssey’ Into English

A fascinating essay in tomorrow's NYT Magazine offers an account of Emily Wilson's new verse translation of the Odyssey of Homer, the first ever by a woman, including, among other things, the tough nut of how to translate the chief epithet for Odysseus, πολύτροπος, and translation as a perilous reli...
by cwconrad
October 21st, 2017, 11:51 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Poetry
Replies: 2
Views: 6912

Re: Poetry

Last couple of days I've been looking at Agamemnon's address to his daughter Iphigenia Aulidensis 1255-1275. It isn't terribly difficult. The syntax makes sense if you stare at it long enough. Wondering what it would have been like for Euripides to translate Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Autobiography (1...
by cwconrad
August 5th, 2017, 8:08 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: ἰάομαι Why middle?
Replies: 8
Views: 9714

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: 1693

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...

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