χωόμενος κῆρ - agreement, etc.

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χωόμενος κῆρ - agreement, etc.

Post by egbert » Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:26 pm

In Iliad 1.44, I'm encountering the phrase χωόμενος κῆρ for the first time, and am having trouble parsing it. I understand the meaning given in context, but don't quite understand the agreement. κῆρ is unambiguously neuter, right? And χωόμενος is masculine and modifies Φοῖβος Ἀπόλλων from the preceding line? How exactly do χωόμενος and κῆρ work together syntactically?

Does the participle somehow take an accusative argument in this phrase? Is it that simple?

Thank you.

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Re: χωόμενος κῆρ - agreement, etc.

Post by jeidsath » Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:44 pm

I believe it's an accusative or respect:

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/tex ... ction%3D91

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Re: χωόμενος κῆρ - agreement, etc.

Post by egbert » Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:49 pm

Okay, thank you. No more questions from me until I'm at least through book I. I should have been able to find that...

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Re: χωόμενος κῆρ - agreement, etc.

Post by Hylander » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:20 am

Don't hesitate to ask more questions, even before you reach the end of Book 1.

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