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Postby richard ross » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:34 pm

can a particple be used as an imperative?
ex: οικαδε ιων συν νηυσι τε σησ και σοισ εταροισι
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Re: imperatives

Postby MiguelM » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:06 pm

The imperative in that sentence is άνασσε, which is not a vocative (perhaps you confused it with άναξ).

It's a common construction in Greek, a participle (here ιών) with a conjugated verb which usually accepts a translation with two conjugated verbs (go and lord over...).
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Re: imperatives

Postby Markos » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:46 pm

richard ross wrote:can a particple be used as an imperative?
ex: οικαδε ιων συν νηυσι τε σησ και σοισ εταροισι
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MiguelM wrote:It's a common construction in Greek, a participle (here ιών) with a conjugated verb which usually accepts a translation with two conjugated verbs (go and lord over...).

To say that it is common is an understatement...μολὼν λαβέ...nothing is more Greek than this.
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