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Topical (once) elegiacs at aoidoi.org

Postby Didymus » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:18 pm

I missed David Sansone's topical elegiacs when they were posted back in October. Now that I see them, can someone explain to me the function of ἀγαπῶν in the pentameter line?
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Re: Topical (once) elegiacs at aoidoi.org

Postby annis » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:55 pm

Among other things ἀγαπῶ can shade into the sense of prefer. So οὐκ ἀγαπῶ as litotes for reject or the like.
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Re: Topical (once) elegiacs at aoidoi.org

Postby Didymus » Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:51 am

Right, that is sensible enough, and what I had assumed. I suppose I had been led to expect a more literal ὁδός to answer the question, thus I was looking for an ἀγαπῶσαν uel sim. The change feels rather forced to me. In any event, one must certainly give credit for a well-titled poem!
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