[quote author=Bert de Haan link=board=2;threadid=356;start=0#2619 date=1059951824]<br />My question is concerning the subject of [face=SPIonic]dhqu/nei[/face]
in <br />[face=SPIonic])Agame/mnwn ou) kixh/setai geronta para\ koi/lh|si nhusi/n, ou) ga\r dhqu/nei e\n stratw|= )Axaiw=n [/face]
<br />Agamemnon will not overtake the old man by the hollow(empty?) ships, for he did not loiter in the camp of the Achaeans.<br />[/quote]<br /><br />"hollow" here is an "Homeric attribute" (if you call it so). It is maybe opposing "real" sea going ships to rafts...<br /><br />The subject of [face=SPIonic]dhqu/nei[/face]
is obviously the old man. But it emerges from the context.<br /><br />
<br />In the case of dependent clauses starting with [face=SPIonic]i(/na[/face] or [face=SPIonic]o(/ti[/face] the subject is different from the one in the main sentence.
<br /><br />I've never heard of such a tendency...<br /><br />See for example Plato, Republic
, 426d:<br />[face=SPIonic]o(/soi oi)/ontai politikoi\ ei)=nai o(/ti e)painou=ntai u(po\ tw=n pollw=n[/face]
<br />"...those who (...) suppose themselves to be in truth statesmen because they are praised by the many."<br /><br />The subject is the same for both verbs.<br />Can you provide some more information?<br /><br />[face=SPIonic]e)/rrwso[/face]