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Is παντα an adverb or accusative here? Lysias 1.7

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Is παντα an adverb or accusative here? Lysias 1.7

Postby Phoebus Apollo » Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:26 pm

ὦ Ἀθηναῖοι, πασῶν ἦν βελτίστη: καὶ γὰρ οἰκονόμος δεινὴ καὶ φειδωλὸς ἀγαθὴ καὶ ἀκριβῶς πάντα διοικοῦσα

I'm not sure whether to take it as an adverb (she wholly managed the house perfectly) or as the object of διοικουσα (she managed everything perfectly)? I'm more tempted to go for the latter, but am not sure
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Re: Is παντα an adverb or accusative here? Lysias 1.7

Postby polemistes » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:01 pm

Both are possible, but it doesn't make a lot of difference for the sense. I would translate "everything", since that makes better sense in English.
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Re: Is παντα an adverb or accusative here? Lysias 1.7

Postby mwh » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:08 pm

It’s certainly not adverbial. For one thing, διοικουσα needs an object.
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Re: Is παντα an adverb or accusative here? Lysias 1.7

Postby mwh » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:15 pm

It’s certainly not adverbial. For one thing, διοικουσα needs an object.
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Re: Is παντα an adverb or accusative here? Lysias 1.7

Postby Phoebus Apollo » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:31 pm

mwh wrote:It’s certainly not adverbial. For one thing, διοικουσα needs an object.
polemistes wrote:Both are possible, but it doesn't make a lot of difference for the sense. I would translate "everything", since that makes better sense in English.

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