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Question on Declension of γη ('earth')

Postby Prometheus » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:45 pm

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Re: Question on Declension of γη ('earth')

Postby modus.irrealis » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:35 pm

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Postby Bombichka » Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:44 am

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Postby Prometheus » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:29 pm

Thanks for your help! That clears a lot of things up. (Compared to Sanskrit, which I'm more familiar with, it looks like the Genitive must have taken over the job of the missing Locative and Ablative cases.)
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Postby modus.irrealis » Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:09 pm

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Postby Bombichka » Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:08 am

modus.irrealis wrote:I'm probably wrong then about the frequency of the two cases, but the gen. was used in Attic Greek for place. There are a number of examples in Liddell & Scott.


yes, you're right, there are some instances of epi + gen. for place listed in the LSJ, most of them taken from Xenophon.

but I think epi + dat. was a far more common way for expressing location in Attic.
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