Pharr: Lesson 17, E - G Exercises

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Pharr: Lesson 17, E - G Exercises

Post by PeterD » Sun Sep 12, 2004 1:31 pm

Hi,

Would someone be so kind to check the following English to Greek translation exercises? Thank you.
  • 1. The gods who have Olympian homes will grant to the sons of Atreus and the other well-greaved Achaeans to sack utterly the city of Priam.

    [face=SPIonic]qeoi\ e)/xontej )Olu/mpia dw/mata didw/sousin )Atrei+/dh|j kai\ a)/lloisin e)u+knhmi/dessin )Axaioi=sin e)kpe/rsai po/lin Pria/moio[/face].

    2. When they sacked the city of Priam, they returned happily home.

    [face=SPIonic]e)kpe/rsantej po/lin Pria/moio, i(/konto eu)= oi)/kade[/face].

    3.They accepted the shinning ransoms and freed the darling daughter of the priest Chryses.

    [face=SPIonic]e)de/canto a)gla\' a)/poina kai\ a)pe/lusan qu/gatra fi/lhn a)rhth=roj Xru/sao[/face].

    4.We reverenced the free-shooter Apollo, son of Leto and Zeus, and escaped.

    [face=SPIonic]a(zo/meqa e(khbo/lon )Apo/llwna Lhtou=j kai\ Dio\j ui)o\j kai\ a)pelu/samen[/face].

    5. Will the son of Atreus accept the shinning ransoms?

    [face=SPIonic]de/cetai )Atre+/dhj a)gla\' a)/poina;[/face]

    6.The child of the priest was freed when he gave many shinning ransoms, which the two sons of Atreus accepted.

    [face=SPIonic]pai=j a)rhth=roj a)pelu/qh dou\j polla\ a)gla\' a)/poina, a(\ )Atrei+/da[/face] ([face=SPIonic]du/o[/face]) [face=SPIonic]e)de/canto[/face].
~PeterD
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Re: Pharr: Lesson 17, E - G Exercises

Post by annis » Sun Sep 12, 2004 7:32 pm

PeterD wrote:1. [face=SPIonic]qeoi\ e)/xontej )Olu/mpia dw/mata didw/sousin )Atrei+/dh|j kai\ a)/lloisin e)u+knhmi/dessin )Axaioi=sin e)kpe/rsai po/lin Pria/moio[/face].
The future of the -[face=spionic]mi[/face] verbs doesn't have the reduplication, so [face=spionic]dw/sousin[/face].
3.[face=SPIonic]e)de/canto a)gla\' a)/poina kai\ a)pe/lusan qu/gatra fi/lhn a)rhth=roj Xru/sao[/face].
When a word other than a preposition is accented on the final syllable, and that final syllable is elided, the accent recesses, as you've done here, but remains acute, not grave (583.). This occurs again in 5 and 6.
4.[face=SPIonic]a(zo/meqa e(khbo/lon )Apo/llwna Lhtou=j kai\ Dio\j ui)o\j kai\ a)pelu/samen[/face].
No augment for "reverence"? Homer can do this, but in prose exercises it might be best to use the augment.

"Escape" is better [face=spionic]e)fu/gomen[/face].
6.[face=SPIonic]pai=j a)rhth=roj a)pelu/qh dou\j polla\ a)gla\' a)/poina, a(\ )Atrei+/da[/face] ([face=SPIonic]du/o[/face]) [face=SPIonic]e)de/canto[/face].
Aww. You passed up a chance for a dual verb when you used a dual subject. (This is not incorrect, of course. Homer mixes and matches duals and plurals as he sees fit.)
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Post by PeterD » Sun Sep 12, 2004 8:22 pm

Thank you very much, William. All I can say is that it's not wise to stay up too late doing Greek work -- Greek requires a fresh and alert mind. I shall make the corrections forthwith.

Again, thank you.

~PeterD
Fanatical ranting is not just fine because it's eloquent. What if I ranted for the extermination of a people in an eloquent manner, would that make it fine? Rather, ranting, be it fanatical or otherwise, is fine if what is said is true and just. ---PeterD, in reply to IreneY and Annis

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