Wes Wood wrote:I don't feel great about this one, but I don't feel terrible about it either.
I've never found much correlation between how I felt about things and what grade I might get at the end.
I don't have a great interest in perfume use, but I saw from an in-flight documentary that perfumes are based on alcohol, not oils. I know of people who use fragrant oils in their homes with various ideas about the effects. I'm not saying that taking μυροπώλιον as "perfumer’s shop" is wrong, but I neither can I confirm with you that it is right either.
I'm not sure whether you understood the structure of the first section (ἕκαστος ... ἂν τύχῃ) with its "ὁ μὲν ... ὁ δὲ ... ὁ δὲ ... ὁ δ᾽" structure, and then made it into "idiomatic" English by omitting the structure, or whether you just missed it.
ὅποι ἂν + subjunctive "to whatsoever place one might ...". I don't think it is happen to be near
, rather at
ὡς - "on the premises", "at the home of" doesn't seem to have been translated.
ἐγγυτάτω - these are superlative adverbs, but the superlative sense doesn't seem to have been brought out. [near - nearer - nearest
, far - further - furthest
, few - fewer - fewest
διατριβόντων "waste"? time, or the more neutral "spend" time. None of the New Testament examples - with or without χρόνον seem to have the sense of "waste" eg. Acts 15:35 Παῦλος δὲ καὶ Βαρνάβας διέτριβον ἐν Ἀντιοχείᾳ, διδάσκοντες καὶ εὐαγγελιζόμενοι, μετὰ καὶ ἑτέρων πολλῶν, τὸν λόγον τοῦ κυρίου.
εἴθισθε - how did this become "them"
προσφοιτᾶν καὶ διατρίβειν - spend time both often
ἁμοῦ γέ που - I'm no longer sure of my understanding here. I'll get back to you.
Lysias 24.20 wrote:ἕκαστος γὰρ ὑμῶν εἴθισται προσφοιτᾶν ὁ μὲν πρὸς μυροπώλιον, ὁ δὲ πρὸς κουρεῖον, ὁ δὲ πρὸς σκυτοτομεῖον, ὁ δ᾽ ὅποι ἂν τύχῃ, καὶ πλεῖστοι μὲν ὡς τοὺς ἐγγυτάτω τῆς ἀγορᾶς κατεσκευασμένους, ἐλάχιστοι δὲ ὡς τοὺς πλεῖστον ἀπέχοντας αὐτῆς: ὥστ᾽ εἴ τις ὑμῶν πονηρίαν καταγνώσεται τῶν ὡς ἐμὲ εἰσιόντων, δῆλον ὅτι καὶ τῶν παρὰ τοῖς ἄλλοις διατριβόντων: εἰ δὲ κἀκείνων, ἁπάντων Ἀθηναίων: ἅπαντες γὰρ εἴθισθε προσφοιτᾶν καὶ διατρίβειν ἁμοῦ γέ που.
Wes Wood - Lysias 24.20 [i]On the refusal of a pension to the invalid.[/i] wrote:For each of you is accustomed to frequenting the perfumer’s shop, or the barber’s shop, or the shoemaker’s shop, or to whatever place you happen to be near, and indeed it seems most [frequent] the ones that have been built near the marketplace, but fewer seem [to frequent] the ones farther away from it: therefore, if one of you will lay a charge [of] wickedness against those who enter my business, it is clear that [you should] also [lay charge against] the ones who are wasting time with other [shopkeepers?]: but if that is the case, [they should lay charge] against all of the Athenians: for all of them have become accustomed to frequent and to waste time somewhere or other.