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Od. 7 123-126

Postby huilen » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:59 pm

ἔνθα δέ οἱ πολύκαρπος ἀλωὴ ἐρρίζωται,
τῆς ἕτερον μὲν θειλόπεδον λευρῷ ἐνὶ χώρῳ
τέρσεται ἠελίῳ, ἑτέρας δ᾽ ἄρα τε τρυγόωσιν,
ἄλλας δὲ τραπέουσι


If τρυγόωσιν/τραπέουσι are finite, where is their subject?

Could they be participles in the dative case? Ηere is my interpretation:

"There is a fruitful garden planted, one part of which, a sunny spot on level ground, becomes dry by the sun, while others are for gatherers and others for treaders."


But I am not sure if participles can be used this way.
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Re: Od. 7 123-126

Postby Markos » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:55 pm

Your take would theoretically work if ἑτέρας and ἄλλας were nominative instead of accusative. The subjects of τρυγόωσιν and τραπέουσι are the indefinite "men, (workers)" forming a type of paraphrastic passive: "Some (grapes) (men) gather" equals "some grapes are gathered."
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Re: Od. 7 123-126

Postby huilen » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:04 pm

You are right, I had forgotten that they were in the accussative. Thanks.
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