Question on Unit 8 exercise

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Question on Unit 8 exercise

Post by athanathon » Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:29 pm

Hi my friends of classic

I'm new to this forum so sorry if this has been brought up before. I'm currently working my way through Pharr's book while consulting key answer provided by greekgeek.org.

At unit 8, on the translating Ex. No.8
: εισιν οι Αχαιοι καλοι, οι ολεκουσι τον στ?ατον καιουσι τε τας πυ?ασ; (sorry I don't know how to put accents on my text)

the key translate this as : Are these Achaeans noble, who destroy this army and burn these pyre?

I find the key translation make sense but the greek text given in the book doesn't have a stress accent on the second "οι" which means that it shoundn't be translated as a relative pronoun "who" here. So I don't know who is correct. Could it be that

Thank you for your help

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Post by edonnelly » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:46 pm

In section 765 Pharr says that ?, ἡ, τό is "usually employed as the demonstrative, but sometimes as a personal or as a relative pronoun in Homer." He even gives "who, which and what" as possible translations, so I don't think the rule is quite as strict as you are interpreting it to be.
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Post by athanathon » Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:36 am

Ah, thanks a lot. Indeed as you said. How could I overlook that?

cheers,

Athanathon

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Post by athanathon » Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:37 am

Ah, thanks a lot. Indeed as you said. How could I overlook that?

cheers, :D

Athanathon

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