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Κολασθέντων ἀξίως τῆς ἀδικίας, Thucydides Book 3, chapter 39. “Let them be punished in a manner befitting their crime” (Robert Foster Smith). I have never seen a passive aorist genitive participle used like this to express “Let them….” Does anyone know of any grammatical explanation of this usage in...
- Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:34 pm
- Forum: Learning Greek
- Topic: Difficult passage in Plato's Republic
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Can anyone explain the grammar of this phrase? ἀνάγκη εἶναι αὐτῷ φθονερῷ. Translations seem to agree on the meaning: "It is necessary that he is envious." The whole passage (Book 9 580a of Plato's Republic ) is: Οὐκοῦν καὶ πρὸς τούτοις ἔτι ἀποδώσομεν τῷ ἀνδρὶ καὶ ἃ τὸ πρότερον εἴπομεν, ὅτι ἀνάγκη κα...
- Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:28 pm
- Forum: Composition Board
- Topic: Virgil Georgics 4 line 484
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atque Ixionii vento rota constitit orbis : "and the circle of Ixion's wheel was halted by the wind" (R.D. Williams). Ixionii "—(apparently) from Ixioneus, Ixionius, "belonging to Ixion." (What case?) Orbis (rotation?): Nom. sg? Acc. pl. ? Gen. sg? The scansion seems to make " rota " (wheel) either ...