Iliad 3:181 to/n

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Iliad 3:181 to/n

Post by Bert » Mon Sep 05, 2005 8:05 pm

[size=150]ὣς φάτο, τὸν δ’ ὁ γέρων ἠγάσσατο φώνησέν τε·[/size]
What is the function of the acc. to/n in this line.
I can't get it to agree with anything.
As refering to Priam does not work for he is the subject, and as refering to Helen does not work because she is not masc.

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Post by Thucydides » Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:03 pm

Refers to Agamemnon whom Helen mentions in line 178.
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Post by Bert » Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:27 am

Thank you.
I understand now that I looked up [size=150]ἄγαμαι [/size] in a lexicon.
It is a transitive verb. Admire him, be amazed at him.
First I took it as simply; he was amazed.

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