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Pl. Ap. 31b1-3

Postby NateD26 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:14 am

οὐ γὰρ ἀνθρωπίνῳ ἔοικε τὸ ἐμὲ τῶν μὲν ἐμαυτοῦ πάντων ἠμεληκέναι
καὶ ἀνέχεσθαι τῶν οἰκείων ἀμελουμένων τοσαῦτα ἤδη ἔτη, τὸ δὲ ὑμέτερον
πράττειν ἀεί,...

What is the function of ἐμέ here? Is it like τὸ ἐμόν contrasted with τὸ ὑμέτερον,
or simply the acc. subject inside an articular inf. τὸ ἠμεληκέναι? I'm not
sure if that is the contrast, because μέν is inside the object of ἠμεληκέναι
like δέ is inside the object of πράττειν.

Maybe it's acc. of respect?

    For it does not seem human that, with respect to my affairs, I have not cared for everything that is my own
    and suffered my household affairs to be neglected all these years, but (that) I always engage in yours,...
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Re: Pl. Ap. 31b1-3

Postby modus.irrealis » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:26 pm

I would take it as simply being the acc. subject, as that's the simplest option. Although, about the contrast I would say that it's between the entire infinitive clauses τῶν ἐμαυτοῦ πάντων ἠμεληκέναι καὶ ἀνέχεσθαι τῶν οἰκείων ἀμελουμένων τοσαῦτα ἤδη ἔτη and τὸ ὑμέτερον πράττειν ἀεί,..., but that's exactly how you translated it in any case.
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