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by cwconrad
July 27th, 2016, 12:22 pm
Forum: Other Greek Texts
Topic: A question about πρός in an epigram about friends.
Replies: 11
Views: 10711

Re: A question about πρός in an epigram about friends.

Since you're explicitly open to guesses, I'll venture that the sense of πρὸς in the epigram of Phocylides as well as in these Nt phrases, is something like "with a view to" or "in consideration of." οὐδένα θωπεύω πρὸς ὑπόκρισιν = "I don't butter people up pretentiously." Cleaving the the angels' da...
by cwconrad
July 27th, 2016, 10:37 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Do you know Greek grammar?
Replies: 1
Views: 6840

Re: Do you know Greek grammar?

I think the ability to manage this terminology and apply it to a text are worthwhile, but I'd want to distinguish between "knowing Greek grammar" and "knowing Greek"; I have occasionally had students who could manage basic grammatical analysis who still didn't have a very good understanding of what ...
by cwconrad
July 27th, 2016, 10:29 am
Forum: Other Greek Texts
Topic: A question about πρός in an epigram about friends.
Replies: 11
Views: 10711

Re: A question about πρός in an epigram about friends.

γνήσιός εἰμι φίλος, καὶ τὸν φίλον ὡς φίλον οἶδα, τοὺς δὲ κακοὺς διόλου πάντας ἀποστρέφομαι: οὐδένα θωπεύω πρὸς ὑπόκρισιν: οὓς δ᾽ ἄρα τιμῶ, τούτους ἐξ ἀρχῆς μέχρι τέλους ἀγαπῶ. Any guesses to what the meaning of οὐδένα θωπεύειν πρὸς ὑπόκρισιν might be. LSJ's entry for θωπεύειν just has it with the a...
by cwconrad
July 25th, 2016, 7:59 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ephesians 5:33
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Re: ephesians 5:33

Wallace, GGBB, p.477 categorises ἵνα as imperatival here. "The parallel with the imperatival ἀγαπάτω in the first half of the verse shows the independent force of the ἵνα clause." This renders the sense as: "The husband should love his wife, and the wife should respect her husband." I think that's ...
by cwconrad
July 20th, 2016, 6:39 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: question about the meaning of alpha privative
Replies: 3
Views: 6395

Re: question about the meaning of alpha privative

Etymology is not always helpful, but sometimes it is, and I think in this case it is worth knowing that Greek alpha privative is the same negating prefix as Latin's in- (or im- before a labial consonant) and English un-.
by cwconrad
July 12th, 2016, 10:10 am
Forum: Grammars
Topic: A beginners' grammar based on structures?
Replies: 8
Views: 8129

Re: A beginners' grammar based on structures?

It seems you might like the Gerda Seligson's Greek for Reading University of Michigan Press 1994 The early chapters that are available on Google Books seem to be very gentle with the Greek and contain a lot of disvussion about how language works, in regard to both languages using linguistic termino...
by cwconrad
July 12th, 2016, 8:00 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Acts 21:21 Counterintuitive complexity - διδάσκειν + 2 acc.
Replies: 10
Views: 1816

Re: Acts 21:21 Counterintuitive complexity - διδάσκειν + 2 a

One should not ignore morphology, since morphology in ancient Greek is a big part of the syntax. With an inflected language, you have to be ready to bend a little... :lol: To underscore the point (I'm not sure what the emoji is for that, but I suspect it likes like an Egyptian hieroglyph), this is ...
by cwconrad
July 10th, 2016, 10:53 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Acts 21:21 Counterintuitive complexity - διδάσκειν + 2 acc.
Replies: 10
Views: 1816

Re: Acts 21:21 Counterintuitive complexity - διδάσκειν + 2 a

[T]here's nothing special about two accusatives with διδάσκειν: that's just one of its usual argument frames. Is there an index of "argument frames"? Has somebody made a list of verbs taking two accusatives (other than as the subject of an infinitive)? I'm sure Paul Dannove has done something on th...
by cwconrad
July 5th, 2016, 10:09 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ὅσοι and other issues in Acts 13,48
Replies: 11
Views: 1841

Re: ὅσοι and other issues in Acts 13,48

Dear Stephen, dear all, thanks for the follow up. Yes, I tried to decide, if the Perfect τεταγμένοι is used as Middle or Passive. Because that has to meet the correct interpretation of the semantic of τάσσω, I've looked up several dictionaries and checked parallel passages in Greek literature, even...
by cwconrad
July 4th, 2016, 6:57 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Origin of the Word Παρουσία
Replies: 8
Views: 1257

Re: Origin of the Word Παρουσία

carry all that extra baggage that Stephen talks about. I think there is room for another pair of socks in my baggage - it's always good to take more socks. . In my experience, the more socks you take, the more unmatched ones turn up. Was the preposition actually joined to the verb at the period whe...

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