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Lesson XLIII, paragraph 283

Postby GlottalGreekGeek » Sun Jan 16, 2005 12:54 am

Lesson XLIII, paragraph 283

[face=spionic]a)faireo/meqa basilh=a Xrushi/da to\ ge/raj kalo/n.[/face]

I believe this is saying something like "We are robbing [for ourselves] the king of Chryses' daughter, the beautiful prize." What's confusing me is that both [face=spionic]basilh=a[/face] and [face=spionic]Xrushi/da[/face] blah blah are in accusative. Is this how it's supposed to be, or is there some meaning (i.e. that Chryses' daughter is a king, which makes little sense in context) that I'm missing. I have a similar problem with the last clause of the last sentence in this exercise.
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Re: Lesson XLIII, paragraph 283

Postby annis » Sun Jan 16, 2005 1:12 am

GlottalGreekGeek wrote:Lesson XLIII, paragraph 283

[face=spionic]a)faireo/meqa basilh=a Xrushi/da to\ ge/raj kalo/n.[/face]

I believe this is saying something like "We are robbing [for ourselves] the king of Chryses' daughter, the beautiful prize." What's confusing me is that both [face=spionic]basilh=a[/face] and [face=spionic]Xrushi/da[/face] blah blah are in accusative. Is this how it's supposed to be, or is there some meaning (i.e. that Chryses' daughter is a king, which makes little sense in context) that I'm missing.


Some verbs take two accusatives. "We are taking Chryseis, this beautiful prize, from the king."
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Postby GlottalGreekGeek » Sun Jan 16, 2005 2:18 am

That's what I thought. Thanks!
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