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by anphph
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: ancient descriptions of roman buildings/landmarks in greek literatur
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: ancient descriptions of roman buildings/landmarks in greek literatur

I'd check Procopius' On Buildings (περὶ κτισμάτων)
by anphph
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Minimal pairs in aspiration
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: Minimal pairs in aspiration

There's also the issue of whether they are the same, but the vowel quantity may differ.

Off the top of my head a pretty common one, of course due to crasis, is the Attic

ἅνθρωπος [ie, ὁ + ἄνθρωπος] vs ἄνθρωπος
by anphph
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Brainstorming for a dissertation in Greek
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Brainstorming for a dissertation in Greek

Can’t you or your library use Interlibrary Loan services to get hold of materials? Two crucial questions: Are you sufficiently motivated and unencumbered to finish? (Most people accepted into PhD programs never finish.) Are you looking to find a job in the field when you finish? (If so, examine—and...
by anphph
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Brainstorming for a dissertation in Greek
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Brainstorming for a dissertation in Greek

I really don't, except that it can't be a huge corpus. This has been the one topic I've come up with so far: Marks of Futurity (Future, Imperative, and Optative) in Epinician Poetry. (In practise this would mean Pindar, Bacchylides and fragments of Simonides.) Sorry for how open-ended this all is. I...
by anphph
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Brainstorming for a dissertation in Greek
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Brainstorming for a dissertation in Greek

I mean in Greek, in the sense that it's going to be inside the academic field of classical Greek Philology. Are they calling it Greek Studies yet? The rest is pretty much what the problem is. My previous topic involved Byzantine literature (John of Damascus), but really I was hitting a lack of books...
by anphph
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Brainstorming for a dissertation in Greek
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Brainstorming for a dissertation in Greek

I am to write a dissertation in Greek. The university library I have access to is not paltry, but it's not awesomely well-stocked either, so I have to look for topics that would allow me to function with less, rather than with more, bibliography. Also for this reason, something more technical, or li...
by anphph
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Modern Greek Translations of the Bible/New Testament
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Modern Greek Translations of the Bible/New Testament

This seems to offer a relatively simple introduction to the thing.
by anphph
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: A Couple Questions About the Meanings of "ἀνά" and "κατά"
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: A Couple Questions About the Meanings of "ἀνά" and "κατά"

Walter Burkert (The Orientalizing Revolution, trans. 1998) suggests that this use of ανα might be a Semitism. https://i.imgur.com/LS0WHEC.png I'm not sure how credible this might be, since I couldn't access the source (that's Thekla Horovitz, Vom Logos zur Analogie 1978 137-144). Extremely unlikely...
by anphph
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: A Couple Questions About the Meanings of "ἀνά" and "κατά"
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: A Couple Questions About the Meanings of "ἀνά" and "κατά"

Walter Burkert (The Orientalizing Revolution, trans. 1998) suggests that this use of ανα might be a Semitism.

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I'm not sure how credible this might be, since I couldn't access the source (that's Thekla Horovitz, Vom Logos zur Analogie 1978 137-144).
by anphph
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Intro - Joel Ellis
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Intro - Joel Ellis

Hey Joel,

Welcome to the forum. I don't know how advanced you are in Greek, but judging from your interests you might want to take a look at this book, plus the supplement freely available online.

Best!
by anphph
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Herodotus, 3/98: "tuderuntque"?
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: Herodotus, 3/98: "tuderuntque"?

It's not an ancient ext, so I think it's just more likely that the translator from Greek into Latin was reminded that the perfect of a far more common word like the compound contundere was contudisse and thought about using the uncompounded version, forgetting that the perfect of tundere has, as a r...
by anphph
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: First post
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: First post

So if I understand correctly, "rerum" is ablative in the same sense of "RE: " in email messages, and we would say something like "Rerum de natura" if we were projecting our own word order onto Latin. I do not understand what you mean here. As I said above, rerum is genitive plural, not ablative. We...
by anphph
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: First post
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: First post

Welcome to Textkit-- reading the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. The Meditations are deceptively difficult. Of course you should read that which you are most interested in reading, and the difficulty might push you forward, but Marcus Aurelius' use of specific hellenistic philosophy terminology make...
by anphph
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Doing a search for grammatical forms
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Doing a search for grammatical forms

I don't imagine how there could plausibly be one, but computers will keep finding ways of surprising us.
by anphph
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Composition Exercises
Topic: Rouse, Sing, Syntax and Idioms
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: Rouse, Sing, Syntax and Idioms

16. πάντες ἡμεῖς ἅμα ἐλαυνόμεθα. 16. Omnes eodem cogimur. 16. πάντες αὐτόσε ἀναγκαζόμεθα. I didn't read the rest of the list, but here maybe the error was in the Latin? Eo (and so also, appropriately modified, eodem ) can of course be the ablative of is,ea,id, but it is also an adverb of place mean...
by anphph
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ask through where? "per quem locum?"
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: Ask through where? "per quem locum?"

phonologically false Right, but etymologically correct, which is often a concern for people interested in confirming the pedigree of the language they are using. Portuguese is at the moment suffering the aftershock of an orthographic agreement that got rid of a significant number of "etymological c...
by anphph
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: What is the joke? (Aelianus De Natura Animalium)
Replies: 4
Views: 398

What is the joke? (Aelianus De Natura Animalium)

Aelianus De natura animalium 12.21 Ἴδιον δὲ τῶν ζῴων καὶ ἡ φιλανθρωπία. ἀετὸς γοῦν ἔθρεψε βρέφος. καὶ εἰπεῖν τὸν πάντα λόγον ἐθέλω, ὡς ἂν γένηται μάρτυς ὧν προεθέμην. Βαβυλωνίων βασιλεύοντος Σευηχόρου Χαλδαῖοι λέγουσι τὸν γενόμενον ἐκ τῆς ἐκείνου θυγατρὸς τὴν βασιλείαν ἀφαιρήσεσθαι τὸν πάππον. τοῦτο...
by anphph
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ask through where? "per quem locum?"
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: Ask through where? "per quem locum?"

Qua being an adverbial survival standing for Qua via? In the ablative. The other adverbs are also exstant : It's generally only people who know some Latin who make this particular spelling error... I was once grading a paper for a theology class in which the student consistently spelled "expect" "e...
by anphph
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ask through where? "per quem locum?"
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: Ask through where? "per quem locum?"

Qua being an adverbial survival standing for Qua via? In the ablative.

The other adverbs are also exstant:

Hac,
Istac,
Illac
by anphph
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ask through where? "per quem locum?"
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: Ask through where? "per quem locum?"

Qua being an adverbial survival standing for Qua via? In the ablative.
by anphph
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: translation question
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: translation question

No. Why would it be? Indirect discourse is when someone else's speech is being reported, or else when some sort of question or statement is expressed inside a direct statement.
by anphph
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Question about Apuleius' Metamorphoses
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Question about Apuleius' Metamorphoses

viseris is present passive indicative from visere . So your translation is wrong and the Loeb gets it right. It should be something like And yet you appear here [ hic ] now [:: are seen] as a ghostly figure to our great disgrace. Visere is not Videre , and so is not often used, as the latter, with ...
by anphph
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems
Replies: 18
Views: 2171

Re: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems

Is there a Mark All Read button?
by anphph
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Seneca epistulae morales 24
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Seneca epistulae morales 24

I see it less as a neologism than as a purposely ghastly expression and even -- dare I say, or am being too squeamish? -- actually effective as such.
by anphph
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Seneca epistulae morales 24
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Seneca epistulae morales 24

Miseris is future perfect, right? Seneca seems to use the future perfect quite a lot in cases where I would expect a normal future tense. Yes, future perfect. While it can be used in other cases, here it is caused by the articulation of tenses with the future imperfect occurrent . Why potuit? The f...
by anphph
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Nota quod quoddam potest esse licet non sit
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Re: Nota quod quoddam potest esse licet non sit

Sloppy writing? Aquinas?! Never! And quia does not mean “because.” [...] But the last thing he can be accused of is sloppiness, either of thought or expression! Quia does not mean because ? Maybe because doesn't mean because ! Here quia is, of course, standing for something like quod -- but, and th...
by anphph
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Nota quod quoddam potest esse licet non sit
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Re: Nota quod quoddam potest esse licet non sit

"Signum est quia", without seeing what comes after, I'd assume it's just sloppy writing. The sign is because etc What comes right after is this: "(...) signum est quia; dicuntur esse accidentia in subiecto, non autem quod forma substantialis sit in subiecto." Yeah, it's just sloppy writing. The sig...
by anphph
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Grouping the genitives in Longus 3.9.1
Replies: 12
Views: 1030

Re: Grouping the genitives in Longus 3.9.1

Maybe I'm totally missing the point of the thread, but I think that if anyone wanted to separate the two adjectives they would likely separate them. Plus what jeidsath said. καθήμενοι δὲ περὶ τῆς Μυρτάλης <...>, τοῦ Λάμωνος ἐπυνθάνοντο Punctuated like this it could probably mean what you want. As th...
by anphph
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Nota quod quoddam potest esse licet non sit
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Re: Nota quod quoddam potest esse licet non sit

Thank you!! " Quod autem illud quod est in potentia ad esse accidentale dicatur subiectum, signum est quia ;" What this "quod" is here, is a pronoun that agrees with "illud"? And "signum est quia": "there is a sign because"? No, it doesn't agree with illud. Here it's a conjunction. It functions exa...
by anphph
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Nota quod quoddam potest esse licet non sit
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Re: Nota quod quoddam potest esse licet non sit

There are some imperative verbs that are used as filler words, such as puta (think, consider) or vide (see) or nota (notice). These even get paired with other words, like utputa (don't confuse it with utpote ), and in that case would mean something like "There are many such examples of these, think ...
by anphph
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: question about possessive adjectives
Replies: 12
Views: 915

Re: question about possessive adjectives

How would you say:

the brothers of my brothers

?
by anphph
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Bowen's Advanced Greek Unseens
Replies: 73
Views: 4352

Re: Bowen's Advanced Greek Unseens

jeidsath wrote:There still seems to be something wrong with this, because πρευμενοῦς is not an adverb, and should not be modifying νόστου.
πρευμενοῦς is adjective (in the genitive), modifying νόστος. It's in the genitive because that's what tuxein governs.

N πρευμενὴς νόστος
G πρευμενοῦς νόστου
by anphph
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Reading Livy
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: Reading Livy

I don't know Henle's books, but presumably the only thing anyone can recommend you at this stage is that you get a firm basis in Latin grammar, vocabulary, syntax through study books, and then make the jump to De urbe condita . No need to complicate things, and I don't think taking a sidetrack throu...
by anphph
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Agamemnon 317 the Chorus speaking
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Agamemnon 317 the Chorus speaking

Reading the Agamemnon (if glancing from the text to Sidgwick's commentary to Page's commentary to a translation and back to the text can honestly be called reading), I have a question about the chorus. At line 317*, the Chorus says: θεοῖς μὲν αὖθις, ὦ γύναι, προσεύξομαι. Does the fact that the verb...
by anphph
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Averroes commentaries on Aristotle based on Greek?
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Re: Averroes commentaries on Aristotle based on Greek?

This is question about the history of Greek scholarship. Were the 14th century Alandalusian philosopher Averroes' commentaries based on the original Greek text, or only on Arabic translations? In other words, was Greek being taught, learned and studied in the Almohad caliphate before the fall of Co...
by anphph
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Mimnermus Fr. 2
Replies: 10
Views: 1343

Re: Mimnermus Fr. 2

ὧν τε -- epic τε; see Smyth 2970; Denniston pp. 520 ff. The meaning and function of this type of τε are not fully understood, and neither Smyth nor Denniston are the last word on the subject. C. Ruigh wrote a 1000-page treatise Autour de τε épique , but his conclusions are apparently not universall...
by anphph
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Mimnermus Fr. 2
Replies: 10
Views: 1343

Re: Mimnermus Fr. 2

And again to another in lack of children, then (τε?) he is most of all desiring them as he makes his way over earth to Hades. Note — I tried to relate lines 11-> with the statement about old age ruining everything. I felt that the “ἄλλοτε” of line 11 and the “τε” of line 13 had some sort of tempora...
by anphph
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Hesiod Works and Days 191-2
Replies: 16
Views: 1621

Re: Hesiod Works and Days 191-2

Barry Hofstetter wrote:Could it simply be read as a hendiadys?
I guess the whole discussion is really about whether or not it is hendiadys or not. In other words, if hybris and man are to be joined together, and if so, how.
by anphph
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Hesiod Works and Days 191-2
Replies: 16
Views: 1621

Re: Hesiod Works and Days 191-2

This is West's note.

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