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by stephenhoffman
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Thucydides 3.39.6
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Thucydides 3.39.6

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...
by stephenhoffman
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Difficult passage in Plato's Republic
Replies: 6
Views: 1677

Difficult passage in Plato's Republic

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...
by stephenhoffman
Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Virgil Georgics 4 line 484
Replies: 1
Views: 2282

Virgil Georgics 4 line 484

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 ...