philoctetes 130

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philoctetes 130

Post by richard ross » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:03 pm

Trouble with a line In Philoctetes.
ου δητα, τεκνον, ποικιλωσσ αυδωμενον
δεχου τα συμφεροντα των αει λογων. The ou has a circumflex and rough breathing.

Is the bold a genitive absolute?

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Re: philoctetes 130

Post by Qimmik » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:49 pm

Should be αὐδωμένου, not αὐδωμένον.

It could be, but it could also be a genitive depending on λογων, couldn't it? It wouldn't make much difference in meaning, as I understand the passage. Genitive absolute seems like a more natural analysis.

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