jaihare wrote:If anyone else is using this textbook...
In exercise 8.9, we are presented with the following sentence:
8. τίς εἶδε τὴν τὸν χρυσὸν δεξαμένην;
I've got no problem with the sentence, of course. It terminates in an aorist middle participle. No issue.
The only problem that I see is that he hasn't introduced aorist participles in the text yet. He has just now introduced the aorist middle indicative in this very chapter. Am I right in assuming that this is an oversight?
Actually, I think Taylor thinks he has. At the bottom of page 40 you will see παυσάμενος -η-ον. Yup, blink and you will miss it. That does tend to be the weakness of Taylor's books. Early on his explanations and exercises cover the topics well but later on he skimps.
I do wonder if it comes of teaching in a school where the less able students will drop subjects if they have no prospect of getting a good grade at so as to concentrate on subjects where they are more able. Hence later on Taylor will find himself teaching only those gifted at Greek.
Adults like us tend not to give up so easily.EDIT
Oh, I see you've already spotted that - next time I will try and be less slow about replying.