sympl 217 a/b conative impf?

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Constantinus Philo
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sympl 217 a/b conative impf?

Post by Constantinus Philo » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:15 pm

ἐφρόνουν γὰρ δὴ ἐπὶ τῇ ὥρᾳ θαυμάσιον ὅσον. ταῦτα οὖν διανοηθείς, πρὸ τοῦ οὐκ εἰωθὼς ἄνευ ἀκολούθου μόνος μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ γίγνεσθαι, τότε ἀποπέμπων τὸν ἀκόλουθον μόνος συνεγιγνόμην. what imperfect is this? conative ? i tried to stay with him alone? it does not fit the context. probably it's an imperf of a customary action
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Re: sympl 217 a/b conative impf?

Post by Barry Hofstetter » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:17 pm

Yeah, I think these are just ordinary, garden-variety imperfects. Nothing in the context would indicate conative, I'm not even sure if "customary" describes it. These are simply things he was doing as circumstances permitted.
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