How to translate this phrase? Lysias 1.8

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Phoebus Apollo
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How to translate this phrase? Lysias 1.8

Post by Phoebus Apollo » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:50 pm

I'm having trouble translating the phrase in bold:
ἐπ᾽ ἐκφορὰν γὰρ αὐτῇ ἀκολουθήσασα ἡ ἐμὴ γυνὴ ὑπὸ τούτου τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ὀφθεῖσα, χρόνῳ διαφθείρεται:

I've translated it literally as 'while attending/following her (ie the speaker's dead mother) at her funeral procession, my wife...'

So I've taken αὐτῃ to be dative governed by ἀκολουθεω.
However, many translations I've seen render it 'In attending her funeral procession...' - but I think, if i'm right, this is not literal, and my translation is correct?

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Re: How to translate this phrase? Lysias 1.8

Post by Markos » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:26 pm

Yes and yes.

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Re: How to translate this phrase? Lysias 1.8

Post by Phoebus Apollo » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:36 pm

Markos wrote:Yes and yes.
thanks

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