Will & Chad,
Thanks for your advice, I had considered [face=SPIonic]nomi/zw[/face]
Will and shall give it another dose of pondering.
(I should know better from my crossword compiling - a simple thing perfectly done is always better than a clever device which is slightly mangled)
The indirect, alternate question question still worries me (Perseus is otherwise engaged, so I haven't yet been able to follow up your links, Chad)
normally carries acc. + parts
alternate questions take the oratio recta
, as you say.
hmmm I'll have to dig around in Smyth when I can - of course different authors may well have used either construction - could be they're both right in their own ways.
Yes I am fiddling about with the Spectator comp... a Latin and Greek version (I didn't use 'translation' on purpose) of an excerpt done, I'm polishing the Greek up now.