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by Constantinus Philo
Mon May 20, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: ηγεομαι -ηγον
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: ηγεομαι -ηγον

This must be a typoo for imperfect is ηγουμην ηγου ηγουτο etc
by Constantinus Philo
Sat May 18, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Symp 182de
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Symp 182de

Ἐνθυμηθέντι γὰρ ὅτι λέγεται κάλλιον τὸ φανερῶς ἐρᾷν τοῦ λάθρᾳ, καὶ μάλιστα τῶν γενναιοτάτων καὶ ἀρίστων, κἂν αἰσχίους ἄλλων ὦσι, καὶ ὅτι αὖ ἡ παρακέλευσις τῷ ἐρῶντι παρὰ πάντων θαυμαστή, οὐχ ὥς τι αἰσχρὸν ποιοῦντι, καὶ ἑλόντι τε καλὸν δοκεῖ εἶναι [182e] καὶ μὴ ἑλόντι αἰσχρόν, I'm a bit confused abou...
by Constantinus Philo
Sat May 18, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Deipnosophistae 1.4
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Deipnosophistae 1.4

They still teach the laws that are reduced to silence as the poems of Pindar.... That is the laws that are on paper without any legal force actually. κατασεσιγασμένα refers to the laws.
by Constantinus Philo
Wed May 15, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Αρχω / καταρχω
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Αρχω / καταρχω

According to the lexicons they both may mean to begin, my feeling is however that καταρχω is more emphatic, like to begin from the very beginning
by Constantinus Philo
Tue May 14, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Pl Symp 174d
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Pl Symp 174d

thanx thats helpful
by Constantinus Philo
Tue May 14, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Pl Symp 174d
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Pl Symp 174d

τοιαύτ αττα σφας Έφη διαλεχθεντας ιεναι. Does it mean : having discussed some such things we went or discussing some such things we went. I think having discussed unlike what Steadman Says, for discussing would be διαλεγομενους
by Constantinus Philo
Tue May 14, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Pl Symp 174b
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Pl Symp 174b

Ok with εθελειν but why is it odd as Sir Dover condescends to remark in his Noble comments.
by Constantinus Philo
Tue May 14, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Pl Symp 174b
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Pl Symp 174b

πώς έχεις προς το εθελειν αν ιεναι ακλητος επί δείπνον. Should αν be taken with εθελειν or ιεναι.
by Constantinus Philo
Fri May 10, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: After Mastronarde
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: After Mastronarde

Just read Plato
by Constantinus Philo
Fri May 10, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Why is the subjunctive used in this sentence?
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: Why is the subjunctive used in this sentence?

Can we say: si patriam deserturus esset? I think it would be wrong but I don't know why.
by Constantinus Philo
Fri May 10, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Scholarly opinions on Xenophon?
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Scholarly opinions on Xenophon?

Caesar is also much more difficult because of constant reported speech and representation.
by Constantinus Philo
Wed May 08, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: μεσημβριάς Nonn.D.48.590. and إبصالية واطس للثلاثة فتية القديسين
Replies: 27
Views: 745

Re: μεσημβριάς Nonn.D.48.590. and إبصالية واطس للثلاثة فتية القديسين

Ok u intrigued me so I have checked the ultimate reference which is lisan Al Arab by Farahidi. Basically he gives the same meanings as Wehr. On the other hand Kazimirsky' s Arabic French dictionary which is based upon the other ultimate reference the crown of the bride does not indicate the meaning ...
by Constantinus Philo
Wed May 08, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What subjunctive is this? (from Livy)
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: What subjunctive is this? (from Livy)

Where does one look up Latin etymology please
by Constantinus Philo
Tue May 07, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Phaed 101b
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Phaed 101b

In disjunction in which one opposes a quality or a type of objects to another quality or type ουκ /μη are used indifferently, Humbert 629.
by Constantinus Philo
Sun May 05, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What subjunctive is this? (from Livy)
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: What subjunctive is this? (from Livy)

This ne is not negative but asseverative meaning certainly. Cf Cicero: ne illi vehementer errant si ellam meam lenitatem perpetuam sperant Futuram.
The imperfect subj expresses unattainable wish in the present.. the subordinate clause is modally attracted.
by Constantinus Philo
Sat May 04, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Phaed 101b
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Phaed 101b

i talked briefly to a prof of philosophy who can read greek and we both agreed that in this passage there is no difference between OUK and MH
by Constantinus Philo
Sat May 04, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Reading Greek without hurting back and neck
Replies: 16
Views: 623

Re: Reading Greek without hurting back and neck

I handle all the books I need on my computer
by Constantinus Philo
Fri May 03, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Phaed 101b
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Phaed 101b

οὐκοῦν, ἦ δ᾽ ὅς, τὰ δέκα τῶν ὀκτὼ δυοῖν πλείω εἶναι, καὶ διὰ ταύτην τὴν αἰτίαν ὑπερβάλλειν, φοβοῖο ἂν λέγειν, ἀλλὰ μὴ πλήθει καὶ διὰ τὸ πλῆθος; καὶ τὸ δίπηχυ τοῦ πηχυαίου ἡμίσει μεῖζον εἶναι ἀλλ᾽ οὐ μεγέθει; ὁ αὐτὸς γάρ που φόβος. I don't understand why he uses in the first instance μη and then ου, ...
by Constantinus Philo
Fri May 03, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: ἄκουε τοίνυν ὡς ἐροῦντος.
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: ἄκουε τοίνυν ὡς ἐροῦντος.

Thanks so ως here means so that, or on the ground that as Steadman says
by Constantinus Philo
Thu May 02, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Χριστὸς ἀνέστη?
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: Χριστὸς ἀνέστη?

And as a rule of thumb sigmatic ao are tr and second ao intr
by Constantinus Philo
Thu May 02, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: ἄκουε τοίνυν ὡς ἐροῦντος.
Replies: 4
Views: 192

ἄκουε τοίνυν ὡς ἐροῦντος.

ἄκουε τοίνυν ὡς ἐροῦντος. Literally this probably means something like listen now since I'm gonna tell.
by Constantinus Philo
Thu May 02, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Délibération subj
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Délibération subj

I can see it now thanx
by Constantinus Philo
Thu May 02, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Délibération subj
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Délibération subj

Otherwise there is elision of ινα
by Constantinus Philo
Thu May 02, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Délibération subj
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Délibération subj

τοιαῦτ᾽ ἄττα ἐστίν, οἶμαι, ὦ Κέβης, ἃ λέγεις· καὶ ἐξεπίτηδες πολλάκις ἀναλαμβάνω, ἵνα μή τι διαφύγῃ ἡμᾶς, εἴ τέ τι βούλει, προσθῇς ἢ ἀφέλῃς. These two subj look delib after
βούλει And not final as Burnet says. Phaed 95e
by Constantinus Philo
Thu May 02, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Gnomic future
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Gnomic future

U flattering me it's phaed of Plato and the quote is précise.
by Constantinus Philo
Thu May 02, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Phaed 80c
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Phaed 80c

In 2535 Smyth says that it is to be explained with εστί like αμήχανον εστί οσον
by Constantinus Philo
Thu May 02, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Gnomic future
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Gnomic future

ἀξιοῖς ἐπιδειχθῆναι ἡμῶν τὴν ψυχὴν [95c] ἀνώλεθρόν τε καὶ ἀθάνατον οὖσαν, εἰ φιλόσοφος ἀνὴρ μέλλων ἀποθανεῖσθαι, θαρρῶν τε καὶ ἡγούμενος ἀποθανὼν ἐκεῖ εὖ πράξειν διαφερόντως ἢ εἰ ἐν ἄλλῳ βίῳ βιοὺς ἐτελεύτα, μὴ ἀνόητόν τε καὶ ἠλίθιον θάρρος θαρρήσει. Is θαρρήσει a gnomic future?
by Constantinus Philo
Thu May 02, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Deictic
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Deictic

Thanks
by Constantinus Philo
Thu May 02, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Deictic
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Deictic

What does deictic mean?