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Sidgwick, Intro to Greek Prose Composition Ex. II

Postby jeidsath » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:57 pm

Τίτος δὲ ἦν κλεινὸς θηρευτὴς ζῶν ἐν ταῖς ὕλαις· καὶ ἐν ᾧ ἐγήρασκε, ἐνεθυμήθη ὡς θαυμαστὰ μὲν ἦν τ’ ἐργὰ ἑαυτοῦ, δεινὸν δ’ ἔσται, ἐὰν ἐπιλάθωνται τούτων ἄνθρωποι. ὥστε βίβλον ἐποιήσατο ἐν ᾗ παντοῖα θαύματα ἐξηγήσατο. οἱ δ’ ἄλλοι θηρευταὶ ἀκούοντες τοῦ Τίτου βίβλον τινὰ ποιοῦντος κ’ εἰδότες αὐτοῦ ἀλαζόνος ὄντος, ἄνδρα τινὰ δ’ ἔπεμψαν εἰς τὴν πόλιν ἵν’ ὠνήσοιτο ἀπογραπήν, ἀπολαυσόμενοι τῆς ἀναγνώσεως. ὁ δ’ ἄγγελος ἀμαθὴς ὢν τοσοῦτον ἐξηπατήθη ὑπὸ τοῦ βιβλιοπώλου ὅτι ἀντὶ τῶν χρημάτων δέξαιτο μὲν οὐ τὴν τοῦ Τίτου βίβλον, ἀλλ’ τοῦ Ὁμήρου βίβλον οὐ δραχμῆς μιᾶς ἀξίαν. ὥστε αὖθις ἐλθὼν καὶ καλήσας τοὺς ἑταίρους, ἔτυχε τὴν βίβλον ἐξελίξας οὗ ὁ ποιητὴς ἐξηγεῖται περὶ τοῦ Ὀδυσσέως ὅτι μόνος μὲν αὐτος οἷος τ’ ἦν τὸν τόξον ἕλκειν, οἱ δὲ ἄλλοι οὐ. οἱ δὲ θηρευταὶ ἀκούσαντες ἀνεπήδησαν βοῶντες ἀληθῶς εἶναι τὰ γέγραπται ὑπὸ Τίτου. οὐδένα γὰρ ἄλλον τολμᾶν ὡς πολὺ ψευδεσθαι.

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Re: Sidgwick, Intro to Greek Prose Composition Ex. II

Postby bedwere » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:40 pm

These are my suggestions, which could be wrong.

ζῶν --> οἰκῶν
τ᾽ ἐργὰ --> τἄργα
ἀκούοντες --> ἀκούσαντες
ποιοῦντος --> ποιήσαντος
ὠνήσοιτο --> πρίαιτο
ἀπογραπήν --> ἀπογραφήν
ἀλλ᾽ --> ἀλλὰ
τὰ γέγραπται --> τὰ γεγραμμένα
ὡς πολὺ ψευδεσθαι --> οὕτω ψεύδεσθαι (ψεύσασθαι ?)
τολμᾶν --> τολμᾶν (τολμῆσαι ?) ἂν
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Re: Sidgwick, Intro to Greek Prose Composition Ex. II

Postby Markos » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:54 pm

bedwere wrote:ζῶν --> οἰκῶν

οἰκῶν --> ναίων

(But I've been reading Nonnos. :) )
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Re: Sidgwick, Intro to Greek Prose Composition Ex. II

Postby jeidsath » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:40 am

Thank you. The key gives ἐν μέσῃ τῇ ὕλῃ ζῶν. Looking at Perseus, τὰ ἔργα seems to edge out τἄργα, but either way I'm wrong. The other corrections all look good to me.
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Re: Sidgwick, Intro to Greek Prose Composition Ex. II

Postby mwh » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:41 am

Supplementary to bedwere. Not exhaustive, only the more notable things that catch my eye.
θαυμαστὰ μὲν ἦν τ’ ἐργὰ ἑαυτοῦ, δεινὸν δ’ ἔσται …: μεν … δε inappropriate.
τ’ ἐργὰ: the article never elides. (In prose it would be written in full, but in actuality there will have been crasis.)
ὥστε βίβλον ἐποιήσατο ἐν ᾗ παντοῖα θαύματα ἐξηγήσατο: good.
ἀκούοντες τοῦ Τίτου βίβλον τινὰ ποιοῦντος: bad grammar (would mean while hearing T making a book)
κ’ εἰδότες: και never elides.
εἰδότες αὐτοῦ ἀλαζόνος ὄντος: bad construction.
ἄνδρα τινὰ δ’ ἔπεμψαν: δε ungrammatical.
τοσοῦτον ἐξηπατήθη ὑπὸ τοῦ βιβλιοπώλου ὅτι: ὥστε not οτι.
δέξαιτο: indic. needed.
οὐ δραχμῆς μιᾶς: ουδε.
καλήσας: καλέσας.
μόνος μὲν αὐτος: μεν unwanted (and position wrong, wd be αυτος μεν μονος, but delete).
οὐ: οὔ accented when final.
ὡς πολὺ ψευδεσθαι: τοσουτον ψ.
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Re: Sidgwick, Intro to Greek Prose Composition Ex. II

Postby jeidsath » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:48 am

Thank you. I've gone through each correction, tried to note what went wrong, and carefully compared with Sidgwick's key.

I think that the #1 takeway for me, looking at the distribution of errors, is to be better about δε placement, and more careful with μεν.

ἀκούοντες τοῦ Τίτου βίβλον τινὰ ποιοῦντος: bad grammar (would mean while hearing T making a book)


This is also an error that I committed in another thread recently, and need to be careful about.
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