Bert wrote:When I was reading Iliad 1:161, I Thought; "Aha! I know why [face=SPIonic]moi[/face] is dative, it is a prize to me, ie; my prize.
The footnote in Pharr however indicates that the dative is to show that the thing is done to its ([face=SPIonic]moi[/face]) disadvantage or advantage.
Here is the line: [face=SPIonic]kai\ dh/ moi ge/raj au)to\j a)fairh/sesqai a)peilei=j[/face],
The way I figured it, this line means: "and you threaten to take away my prize of honour"
The way suggested by Pharr would be: "and you threaten to take away for (from) me the (my) prize of honour".
Am I at least a little bit right or did I misread the replies to some of my previous questions?
annis wrote:I already wrote one long response to this, then deleted it in a fit of Second Thoughts.
mingshey wrote:The dative is actually dative 'and' ablative combined, perchance?
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