Ronaldo Ghenov wrote:What are the best resources for a better understanding of conjunctions stringed together
καὶ γάρ has in general two distinct meanings according as γάρ is an adverb or a conjunction. As καὶ γάρ has become a formula, it is often uncertain which of the two words is the adverb, which the conjunction.
(I) καὶ γάρ and in fact, and indeed, καί being a conjunction, and γάρ an adverb. Here the clause in which καὶ γάρ stands is added as a new and important thought; where γάρ alone would state the reason or the explanation with less independence and with slighter emphasis. The negative is οὐδὲ γάρ. Thus Κῦρος δ' ὁρῶν τοὺς Ἕλληνας νι_κῶντας τὸ καθ' αὑτοὺς . . . ἐπεμελεῖτο ὅ τι ποιήσει βασιλεύς. καὶ γὰρ ᾔδει αὐτὸν ὅτι μέσον ἔχοι τοῦ Περσικοῦ στρατεύματος on seeing the Greeks victorious over the troops opposed to them, Cyrus watched to see what the king would do; and in fact he knew that he commanded the centre of the Persian force X. A. 1.8.21 (cp. cross1. 1. 6, 2. 5. 5, 2. 6. 2). So often in affirmative responses: ἢ οὐκ ἀγαπήσεις τούτων τυγχάνων; ἐγὼ μὲν γὰρ ἂν ἀγαπῴην. καὶ γὰρ ἐγώ, ἔφη or will you not be content if you obtain this? For my part I shall be. And so shall I, he said P. R. 473b.
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But this is a very unpleasant way to read Smyth. You would be much better off downloading the big pdf file and finding paragraph 2813 and following.
Ronaldo Ghenov wrote:Ed and Louis,
Thank you so much for your thoughts on Denniston's The Greek Particle. I'm pondering adding that to my resources! What are your thoughts or, perhaps better (= I'm trying to be quite respectful of your time), could you direct my attention to an online article(s) which would discuss benefits/dangers of using a Classicist understanding of Greek in the exegesis of Koine texts?
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