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Help - translation exercises

Postby anantah » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:44 am

White, Beginner's Greek Book, §72.I.5:
τὴν ἱερὰν χώραν ἁρπάζεις ἐκ θαλάττης εἰς θάλατταν.

How should I render it? "You seize the land from one sea to another"? So weird... Could you please explain what the author really meant? Thank you.
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Re: Help - translation exercises

Postby Ahab » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:18 pm

'From sea to sea' doesn't strike me as a particularly weird expression. But perhaps I've heard the song "America the Beautiful" a few times too often. :D

You might want to take at look here:
http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/from%20sea%20to%20shining%20sea.html
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