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why μνησθέντας?Thuc. 1.37.1

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why μνησθέντας?Thuc. 1.37.1

Postby chibibaiyun » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:03 am

the whole sentence is ‘ἀναγκαῖον Κερκυραίων τῶνδε οὐ μόνον περὶ τοῦ δέξασθαι σφᾶς τὸν λόγον ποιησαμένων, ἀλλ᾽ ὡς καὶ ἡμεῖς τε ἀδικοῦμεν καὶ αὐτοὶ οὐκ εἰκότως πολεμοῦνται, μνησθέντας πρῶτον καὶ ἡμᾶς περὶ ἀμφοτέρων οὕτω καὶ ἐπὶ τὸν ἄλλον λόγον ἰέναι, ἵνα τὴν ἀφ᾽ ἡμῶν τε ἀξίωσιν ἀσφαλέστερον προειδῆτε καὶ τὴν τῶνδε χρείαν μὴ ἀλογίστως ἀπώσησθε.
I catch the backbone "ἀναγκαῖον...ἰέναι, ἵνα ...", and "μνησθέντας πρῶτον καὶ ἡμᾶς περὶ ἀμφοτέρων οὕτω" goes along with "ἡμᾶς..ἰέναι", but why in pass part.?

thanks a lot!
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Re: why μνησθέντας?Thuc. 1.37.1

Postby NateD26 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:49 am

I have found in LSJ B.II. that this verb has the meaning of make mention of
frequently in the passive aorist (+ περί τινος).
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Re: why μνησθέντας?Thuc. 1.37.1

Postby chibibaiyun » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:05 am

good mention! thanks!
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