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Elision or hiatus?

Postby Lavrentivs » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:45 pm

Just read χαλεπὸν δὲ ἀφελεῖν … in Aristotle (1036b2sq). why is it not δ᾽ ἀφελεῖν?
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Re: Elision or hiatus?

Postby Qimmik » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:49 pm

You might have a look at what Smyth says about this:

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0007%3Asmythp%3D70

The key point is that the manuscripts on which our texts are based are very inconsistent about indicating elision.
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