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usage of "te kai"

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:56 pm
by vir litterarum

Re: usage of "te kai"

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:32 am
by annis
vir litterarum wrote:I do not understand how these direct objects are being correlated. Why does Homer use "kai" for the last object instead of "te"?


Monro §331 (p.301), on τε: "The combinations τε — καί and τε — ἠδέ (or ἰδέ) are also common in Homer, and are not sensibly different in meaning from τε — τε:"

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 am
by vir litterarum
So is "te...te... te kai" a common way of correlating several nouns in Homeric Greek?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:02 am
by annis

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:27 am
by vir litterarum
I just wasn't aware that the manner of conjoining objects could switch like that within a sentence.