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Euripides' Bacchae, query about line 25

πρώτας δὲ Θήβας τῆσδε γῆς Ἑλληνίδος‎
ἀνωλόλυξα‎, νεβρίδʼ ἐξάψας χροὸς‎
θύρσον τε δοὺς ἐς χεῖρα‎, κίσσινον βέλος‎·

It's the bit in bold I'm struggling with - I can't tell whether it should be 'having given the Thyrsus into their hands' (i.e. the Thebans' hands) or 'having taken the Thyrsus in my hand'. Translations I've looked at vary with their interpretation. Because I have translated the previous bit as 'having worn a fawnskin', I'm tempted to ...
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Greek Creeds

Barry Hofstetter wrote:Schaff is always fun, although dated, and should always be compared with more recent materials before drawing any definite conclusions (or as definite as it gets when considering ancient history). With regard to persecution, it's pretty well agreed that persecution up until the time of Diocletian was not empire wide, but locally and often inconsistently enforced, not altogether unlike what Christians in China experience today.

The idea that the Ignatius' epistles are "entirely pseudepigraphical" ...
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Question for Barry Hofsesster

What substantive would you replace the pronoun with (highlighted in bold below) in the following verse:

ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ ἦν, καὶ ὁ κόσμος δι’ αὐτοῦ ἐγένετο, καὶ ὁ κόσμος αὐτὸν οὐκ ἔγνω.


(1) τὸ φῶς τὸ ἀληθινὸν

(2) τὸν λόγον

(3)Ἰησοῦν Χριστόν

(4) Other

In other words, what is the antecedent or the postcedent of αὐτὸν in John 1:10 ?
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are there non-finite relative clauses in Greek?

I mean a relative clause that does not include any finite verb. I understand that it is a matter of terminology, whether or not one can call a certain type of construction "clause" (in particular, "relative clause"), and this is what my question is about. I am asking it since the answers in the negative that I received here seem to be dissonant with the following statement found in Wiki: "Relative clauses may be either ...
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Translation English to Latin

I tried to translate
20 years of slavery => XX ANNIS SERVITIUM
but I'm not shure that is correct

Can somebody help me pls

Thanks !
Die dulci fruimini !!!
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Examples of the Future Perfect

Hello All,

Hopefully some of you will be able to help me out with the Greek Future Perfect. I am looking for examples of the Greek Future Perfect Active and Passive, and having done so (couldn't resist...) will have a template to use in my own Greek speech. Where do the Future Perfect Active and Passive occur in the Ancient Greek corpus?

Thanks,
Elizabeth
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εὔνους accent

εὔνους appears to be formed by the same contraction as νοῦς, but the accent is given in critical editions as paroxytone:

εὔνῳ, εὔνου, εὔνοις, εὔνων or εὐνόων. Shouldn't that be εὐνῷ εὐνοῦ, etc., due to contraction of όῳ όου?

I assume that I'm missing something.
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Is Textkit dead, administratively?

Several times this year I tried to login to Textkit, after a long absence, and found my username+pw combination was rejected. i couldn't create a new account, because it recognized my email address as "already in use." I tried emailing Jeff Tirey, as instructed by the site, but apparently he is MIA. Last week bedwere was kind enough to send a note to the site administrators in my behalf, but I didn't hear from anyone. ...
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Latin in the news(well, sort of)

link here:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/interpreting-the-bible-just-got-more-complicated

Interesting read and a good repost to all those many fine people who think
The King James version is the be-all and end-all for any "real" Christian.
I can't tell you how many Baptists and other Protestants have told me
over the years they could care less, and have no idea, what a "Vulgate Bible"
or a "Septuagint" is because the King James is the only real bible.<sigh>

No hate, just saying, ...
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Greek Creeds

I recently acquired Schaff's "Creeds of Christendom" which had been in the possession of a now departed family member, a Lutheran preacher.

It contains a number of creeds, the Apostle's creed, the Nicene, the Athanasian, that of Arius, etc. I've always wanted to see the background texts to the English versions that I hear in Church. I find that these early creeds are an interesting history of Christian theological thought.

Schaff starts with a text ...
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