Eur., El., 1072

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Constantinus Philo
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Eur., El., 1072

Post by Constantinus Philo » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:21 am

γυνὴ δ᾽, ἀπόντος ἀνδρός ἥτις ἐκ δόμων
ἐς κάλλος ἀσκεῖ, διάγραφ᾽ ὡς οὖσαν κακήν.
this is kinda rhetoric figure resulting from the inversion of ἐκ δόμων which belongs to the gen abs construction. How to call this rhet. fig?
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Re: Eur., El., 1072

Post by Hylander » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:47 pm

It's simply a hyperbaton, but such a slight instance of a pervasive phenomenon in Greek, especially Greek poetry, as to be pretty unremarkable here.

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