Bert wrote:I don't understand [face=SPIonic]peri\ w(=n us(/steron.[/face] at all.
"About which later" I think.
2.My second problem is when the boy describes how they raise birds (Chickens, I quess) for the eggs. He then says; [face=SPIonic]w)\ tou= filanqrw/pou o)rniqi/ou[/face]
Oh mankind loving birds or Oh kind birds
My translation is as if it was Vocative, but it is in the Genitive.
"Oh, what human-loving birds!" is what I'd say. Smyth 1407, though the L&S says that it [face=spionic]w)/[/face]
can take vocative (which seems more usual) or genitive.
EDIT: Goodwin 1124, "The genitive is sometimes used in exclamations
, to give the cause of the astonishment."