usage of "te kai"

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usage of "te kai"

Post by vir litterarum » Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:56 pm

ο? γά? πω τοίους ἴδον ἀνέ?ας ο?δὲ ἴδωμαι,

οἷον Πει?ίθοόν τε Δ?ύαντά τε ποιμένα λαῶν

Καινέα τ' Ἐξάδιόν τε καὶ ἀντίθεον Πολύφημον
Il. 1.261-264

I do not understand how these direct objects are being correlated. Why does Homer use "kai" for the last object instead of "te"?

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Re: usage of "te kai"

Post by annis » Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:32 am

vir litterarum wrote:I do not understand how these direct objects are being correlated. Why does Homer use "kai" for the last object instead of "te"?
Monro §331 (p.301), on τε: "The combinations τε — καί and τε — ἠδέ (or ἰδέ) are also common in Homer, and are not sensibly different in meaning from τε — τε:"
William S. Annis — http://www.aoidoi.org/http://www.scholiastae.org/
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Post by vir litterarum » Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 am

So is "te...te... te kai" a common way of correlating several nouns in Homeric Greek?

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Post by annis » Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:02 am


William S. Annis — http://www.aoidoi.org/http://www.scholiastae.org/
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Post by vir litterarum » Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:27 am

I just wasn't aware that the manner of conjoining objects could switch like that within a sentence.

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