Definite article usage

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Definite article usage

Post by jk0592 » Fri May 30, 2008 10:24 pm

In book 1 of the Histories of Herodotus, chapter 6,
VI. [1] Κ?οῖσος ἦν Λυδὸς μὲν γένος, παῖς δὲ Ἀλυάττεω, τ??αννος δὲ ?θνέων τῶν ?ντός ?λυος ποταμοῦ, ὃς...
Why is τῶν occurring after ?θνέων ?
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Re: Definite article usage

Post by annis » Fri May 30, 2008 10:49 pm


William S. Annis — http://www.aoidoi.org/http://www.scholiastae.org/
τίς πατέρ' αἰνήσει εἰ μὴ κακοδαίμονες υἱοί;

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Post by jk0592 » Sat May 31, 2008 2:34 am

Annis,
Thank you for the explanation.
This is something new to me, as I have not seen it in Athenaze, although I have not quite finished volume 2 yet.
Browsing through "A greek grammar for colleges", it appears that Smyth is much more elaborate than Athenaze.
Once I finish Athenaze, I shall read Smyth.
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Post by Bert » Sat May 31, 2008 2:37 am

jk0592 wrote: Once I finish Athenaze, I shall read Smyth.
Smyth is great, but to sit down and read it will be a tough haul.

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