I am familiar with oi)mwze as a colloquial "be hanged", but I am a little more troubled by the indicative in line 178. Literally, the second half of the line seems to translate as "will he be not be hanged?" ou)k oi)mw/cetai;.
Smyth, 1786 says: "relative clauses requiring the subjunctive MUST have 'an'"; 2545c gives the impression that subjunctive without "an" in relative claues is used in indirect questions only; and yet the only two examples 2553 gives are WITHOUT "an" and are not questions.
What should one make of this?
Thanks in advance.
I'm in the 14th chapter of Chase and Phillips' A New Introduction to Greek. If anyone else is studying Greek through this book, I'd be grateful to be a partner in learning with that person. Let me know!
Hey everyone! I would like to begin translating on my own through one of the Classical texts I own. Currently, I have a copy of Euripides Fables, Xenophon's Anabasis (books 1-4), the New Testament, as well as a copy of Harry Potter (in Greek). What would you guys recommend for someone with limited experience in Greek (limited being about studying independently for a year, going through one correspondence course), etc? Thanks for your help!!
I understand that these are called reduplicated presents. (i(/sthmi from *si/sthmi which is a common thing. However, why are the presents reduplicated? (I know it happens in Latin, but Latin doesn't have reduplication as an active system like the Greek perfect system.) Are they fossilized forms from an earlier form of the language? Perfects that got snagged by the present tense? Something so bizzare I should just go shut up and memorize the future perfect?
There will start a new greekstudy reading group on September 12th. We will read Plato's Crito in portions of appr. 300 words per week.
Since the dialogue alternates quite frequently between the speakers the text will surely be easy to read, in addition to that the text itself consists of round about 4500 words so this text seems to be a good start for everyone who wants to read his or her first proper Attic ...