mwh wrote:As to Î±Î¹Î½Î·ÏÎ±Î¹ (subjunctive, not Î±Î¹Î½ÎµÎµÏÎ±Î¹), cf. my first post. Lovemaking is a tribute to the goddess of love (erotic love, of courseâEros). Thatâs what she wants.
What is the necessity of the subjunctive there in my quotation?mwh (extract from first post) wrote:... the final clause ... Kypris probatur (is commended/approved/validated) by both lovers by the very act of their lovemaking (their ÎºÏÏ ÏÏÎ±Î´Î¹Î· ÏÎ¹Î»Î¿ÏÎ·Ï, as Mimnermus had it).
My reason for quoting it in the indicative is that, as far as I read it, the subjunctive is a formal requirement of the syntax with á½ÏÏÏÎ±Î½ and not inherent in the phrase. Following from that, since the whole clause is not under discussion at this point, but only the phrase, extracting these 4 words is rightly done by leaving the change to subjunctive out of the phrase and in the clause. Diagramatically, it would be:
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[Clause á½ÏÏÏÎ±Î½ Î±á¼°Î½á¿ÏÎ±Î¹ ÎºÏÏÏÎ¹Ï á½Ïâ á¼Î¼ÏÎ¿ÏÎÏÏÎ½] [Clause [Particle á½ÏÏÏÎ±Î½] [VerbPhrase [Modality Subjunctive] [VerbPhrase Î±á¼°Î½ÎÎµÏÎ±Î¹ ÎºÏÏÏÎ¹Ï]] [AdverbialPhrase á½Ïâ á¼Î¼ÏÎ¿ÏÎÏÏÎ½]]
Is there another reason for the subjunctive besides á½ÏÏÏÎ±Î½ ?