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by Barry Hofstetter
February 22nd, 2018, 1:58 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Are adverbial participles only nominative?
Replies: 4
Views: 54

Re: Are adverbial participles only nominative?

Well, the question is how well this stands up under investigation, and it's a claim I've always found somewhat suspect.

Matt 17:25, καὶ ἐλθόντα εἰς τὴν οἰκίαν προέφθασεν αὐτὸν ὁ Ἰησοῦς λέγων...

Does anyone want to argue that the accusative ἐλθόντα here is not being used adverbially?
by Barry Hofstetter
February 22nd, 2018, 12:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introducing Dan Ulrich
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Introducing Dan Ulrich

Welcome Dan, we look forward to your participation.
by Barry Hofstetter
February 22nd, 2018, 11:25 am
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Books by gramatical category
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Books by gramatical category

What I would really love to see is a book size treatise on the subjunctive mood. Couldn’t see anything on those sites, any ideas? I could find nothing. I did find this, however, if you are interested in the subjunctive in Latin: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/9068318829/ref=tmm_pap_used_ol...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 20th, 2018, 3:26 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: ἐλάμβανε τὴν συντέλειαν in Plutarch's Lives, Pericles, Chapter 13, Section 1
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: ἐλάμβανε τὴν συντέλειαν in Plutarch's Lives, Pericles, Chapter 13, Section 1

Bernd Strauss wrote:
February 19th, 2018, 1:35 pm
Thank you. Can you also explain what is the tense of the form ἀφίξεσθαι?
Aorist middle infinitive, but remember that for infinitives it's aspect, not tense per se.
by Barry Hofstetter
February 20th, 2018, 12:30 pm
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: Translating Athanasius
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: Translating Athanasius

Thanks one and all. A very enjoyable exercise. Ken, I did indeed turn the middle biazetai into a passive, in an attempt to convey the feeling from ἀλλὰ ἐκεῖ βιάζεταί με being 'fronted' in the sentence. I wonder how much force fronting actually adds? This is one of those 'is that really true?" momen...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 19th, 2018, 11:41 pm
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: Translating Athanasius
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: Translating Athanasius

Returning to the Greek sentence, would the following capture its sense? σάρκα οὐκ ἂν ἔλαβεν ἐξ αὐτῆς ὁ Θεὸς Λόγος; ἀλλὰ ἐκεῖ βιάζεταί με ὁ Εὐαγγελιστὴς βοῶν μεγάλῃ τῇ φωνῇ· «Ὁ Λόγος σὰρξ ἐγένετο.» The Word of God could not from her receive flesh??? Rather here, I am subdued by the evangelist, cryin...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 19th, 2018, 11:36 pm
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: Translating Athanasius
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: Translating Athanasius

Hi, I just happened to drop in here. Seems to me you weren’t picking up that ἐξ αὐτῆς refers to the Theotokos—a neuter form, but the feminine form is used ad sensum. Νο. The word is feminine, so no need for an "ad sensum." θεοτόκος, ου, ἡ, (τίκτω, τεκεῖν) Deipara, an epithet of the Virgin Mary. Ori...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 17th, 2018, 7:27 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐφοβήθησαν φόβον μέγαν
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: ἐφοβήθησαν φόβον μέγαν

I think the parallel with Herodotus, and I remember seeing a few similar examples from time to time, though I can't at this point remember specifics, proves that it is not particularly a Semitic expression.
by Barry Hofstetter
February 14th, 2018, 11:02 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: How to Identify a Permissive/Causative Middle Voice Verb?
Replies: 13
Views: 449

Re: How to Identify a Permissive/Causative Middle Voice Verb?

Correct. And your analogy with human and beastly passives is gold, definitely worth stealing. I'm curious why certain possible semantic features are privileged over others in our history of research. Why was Christology a big deal in the 4th and 5th centuries CE, but not soteriology? Why did soteri...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 13th, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Mark 14.22 - Minor punctuation matter
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Mark 14.22 - Minor punctuation matter

More than likely, "take this" would have been λάβετε τοῦτον since ἄρτος is masculine.