More Discontinuous Syntax in Athanasius On the Incarnation
Posted: April 8th, 2019, 4:25 pm
More Discontinuous Syntax in the "Packaging" style in Athanasius On the Incarnation
We see here an interruption where a qualifying relative clause is inserted between a preposition and its substantive. A possible objection to calling this "Discontinuous" is the function of the relative clause which is adjectival.§ 33.3a Ἰουδαῖοι μὲν ἀπιστοῦντες ἔχουσιν ἀφ' ὧν ἀναγινώσκουσι καὶ αὐτοὶ γραφῶν τὸν ἔλεγχον· ἄνω καὶ κάτω, καὶ πάσης ἁπλῶς θεοπνεύστου βίβλου περὶ τούτων βοώσης, ὡς καὶ αὐτὰ τὰ ῥήματα πρόδηλα.
§ 33.3a For Jews in their incredulity may be refuted from the Scriptures, which even themselves read; for this text and that, and, in a word, the whole inspired Scripture, cries aloud concerning these things, as even its express words abundantly show.
A. Robertson 1891
Stirling Bartholomew wrote: ↑April 7th, 2019, 1:49 pmI don't make any distinction between discontinuous syntax and hyperbaton. The notion of discontinuous syntax presumes that some constituents belong together. For example the article and it's substantive. What belongs to what isn't always perfectly obvious.
From my morning reading in Athanasius On The Incarnation:
τῆς κατὰ τοῦ θανάτου γενομένης ὑπὸ τοῦ Σωτῆρος νίκης§ 33.1 Τούτων δὲ οὕτως ἐχόντων καὶ φανερᾶς οὔσης τῆς ἀποδείξεως περὶ τῆς ἀναστάσεως τοῦ σώματος καὶ τῆς κατὰ τοῦ θανάτου γενομένης ὑπὸ τοῦ Σωτῆρος νίκης, φέρε, καὶ τὴν ἀπιστίαν τῶν Ἰουδαίων καὶ τὴν τῶν Ἑλλήνων χλεύην διελέγξωμεν.
§ 33.1 These things being so, and the Resurrection of His body and the victory gained over death by the Saviour being clearly proved, come now let us put to rebuke both the disbelief of the Jews and the scoffing of the Gentiles.
A. Robertson 1891
A. Robertson joins τῆς with νίκης but we have an intervening γενομένης (Participle fem gen aor part mid sg).