Iliad 2:278 Sg. subject with Pl. verb

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Iliad 2:278 Sg. subject with Pl. verb

Post by Bert » Sun Jul 17, 2005 11:07 pm

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Is it common to have sg. nouns that indicate a group with a pl. verb or is it an exception?

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Post by chad » Mon Jul 18, 2005 1:13 am

Hi Bert, I just looked this up in Monro and Chantraine. Chantraine suggests that this happens "often" but only gives 2 other examples,

15.305 h( plhqu\s ... a)pone/onto
23.157-8 lao\s )Axaiw=n ... pei/sontai muqw=|

Monro gives the same examples.

(see Chantraine, Grammaire Tome 2, section 22; Monro section 169)

Cheers, Chad. :)

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Post by Bert » Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:09 pm

Thanks Chad. I might have to get some more reference works... but my first priority is to read a lot of Greek. I can always ask questions here.

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Post by chad » Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:12 pm

Hi Bert, no I agree with you, and if you're at around 2.300 you're coming up to a really good bit, all the similes before the catalogue. :)

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