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Composition Exercise Number ??

Postby auctor » Thu Apr 07, 2005 9:41 pm

Since Friday 7 April will be the day of the funeral of one of the most influential world leaders of recent times I wonder if we ought to have a go at saying a few words about him.
Elegiac couplets would be most appropriate, I think, but feel free to use any (Greek) form that is comforatable.
I'll endeavour to post something soon.

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Postby annis » Fri Apr 08, 2005 12:43 am

[face=spionic]mhtro/polij ge/gon' au)= Rw/mh baio\n xro/non ai)/aj:
  ei)=cen e(/douj pa/ppaj, dh\n de\ menei= keno\n ou)/.[/face]


The verb [face=spionic]ei)=ce[/face] is liable to be confused with "like." It is [face=spionic]ei)/kw[/face], "give way, retire from, make way for", gen. of place vacated.
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Postby auctor » Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:07 am

[face=SPIonic]e)nqade a)nqrwpon memnhmeqa dhn de sofwtaton
e)n kairwi h)lqej nun tiqesai meta Petrou[/face]
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Postby annis » Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:30 pm

auctor wrote:[face=SPIonic]e)n kairwi h)lqej nun tiqesai meta Petrou[/face]


I think this would work better if you turned [face=spionic]h)=lqej[/face] into a participle, [face=spionic]e)lqw/n[/face]. Otherwise you have two finite verbs in the sentence and no connecting particle or conjunction.
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Postby auctor » Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:29 am

Thanks Will, a very sensible suggestion.
In my defence I was thinking that [face=SPIonic]nun[/face] would shade from an adverbial to conjunctival meaning. Checking the LSJ, which I should've done first!, I see that it isn't recorded as doing so... ah well :roll:

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