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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: 113

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: 379

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: 379

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: 379

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: 440

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: 89

Re: Mark 14.22 - Minor punctuation matter

More than likely, "take this" would have been λάβετε τοῦτον since ἄρτος is masculine.
by Barry Hofstetter
February 13th, 2018, 6:24 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introducing Bob Vorick
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: Introducing Bob Vorick

Or, to state it more directly, interlinears are the spawn of Satan and using them unravels the fabric of the universe and causes mind shattering paradoxes. Did I mention they create the illusion of knowing the language without actually knowing the language and hinder the acquisition process for stud...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 12th, 2018, 9:57 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Relevance theory and apocalyptic literature
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Relevance theory and apocalyptic literature

And the point of my question is this, that "relevance" is relative to the literary genre and intended purpose of the writer. Think of the parables, whose purpose was as much to obscure as to enlighten.
by Barry Hofstetter
February 12th, 2018, 8:26 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Relevance theory and apocalyptic literature
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Relevance theory and apocalyptic literature

For that matter, how does relevance theory relate to James Joyce's Ulysses? Or Vergil's Aeneid?