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Postby parvomagnus » Wed May 07, 2008 5:35 am

I'm puzzled by a line in the Bacchae, 1223:

(Kadmos)
ἤδη κατ’ ἄστυ τειχέων ἔσω βεβὼς

The sense of it's clear enough to me. But I can't tell why the two nouns are as they are, especially why τείχη is genitive. Any ideas?
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Postby parvomagnus » Wed May 07, 2008 7:16 am

Thanks for the help and the recommendation! In retrospect that seems rather obvious, and I'd even looked up all the words in my puzzlement, but somehow overlooked ἔσω taking the genitive (which I've surely seen before).
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