Mk.10:17 τί ποιήσω ἵνα ζωὴν αἰώνιον κληρονομήσω;

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Stephen Hughes
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Mk.10:17 τί ποιήσω ἵνα ζωὴν αἰώνιον κληρονομήσω;

Post by Stephen Hughes » January 24th, 2017, 5:50 am

Here is a question and answer routine that could be used for composition practice. Perhaps you could answer a question or two and pose your own according to the following models.

Variant 1 - with the subjunctive:
Mark 10:17, 21 wrote:Διδάσκαλε ἀγαθέ, τί ποιήσω ἵνα ζωὴν αἰώνιον κληρονομήσω; ... ὕπαγε, ὅσα ἔχεις πώλησον, καὶ δὸς πτωχοῖς, καὶ ἕξεις θησαυρὸν ἐν οὐρανῷ·
<Address - flexible vocative>, <core of the routine - fixed - τί ποιήσω ἵνα> <what is wanted - flexible verb phrase>; ... <introductory imperative - fixed>, <imperative 1><καὶ imperative 2>, καὶ <what will happen>.

Variant 2 - with δεῖ + acc. and inf.:
Κύριοι, τί με δεῖ ποιεῖν ἵνα σωθῶ; ... Πίστευσον ἐπὶ τὸν κύριον Ἰησοῦν {χριστόν, καὶ σωθήσῃ σὺ καὶ ὁ οἶκός σου.
<Address - flexible vocative>, <core of the routine - fixed - τί με δεῖ ποιεῖν> <what is wanted - flexible subjunctive verb phrase>; ... <imperative 1><καὶ imperative 2>, καὶ <what will happen - flexible future verbal phrase>.
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Stephen Hughes
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Re: Mk.10:17 τί ποιήσω ἵνα ζωὴν αἰώνιον κληρονομήσω;

Post by Stephen Hughes » January 24th, 2017, 6:03 am

Φίλε, τί ποιήσω ἵνα ἀργύρια κερδήσω;
Γελᾷ δ' ὁ μωρός, κἄν τι μὴ γέλοιον ᾖ
(Menander, Γνῶμαι μονόστιχοι 108)

Mark Lightman
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Re: Mk.10:17 τί ποιήσω ἵνα ζωὴν αἰώνιον κληρονομήσω;

Post by Mark Lightman » January 24th, 2017, 5:47 pm

Stephen Hughes wrote:Φίλε, τί ποιήσω ἵνα ἀργύρια κερδήσω;
τῷ Θεῷ προσεύχου δὴ σύγε τῷ διδόντι σοι ἐργασίαν τινά.

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