Carl W. Conrad wrote:
> At 8:27 PM -0600 12/13/96, Don Wilkins wrote:
> >At 9:04 AM 12/12/96, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
> >>. . . you have to use an accusative with PROS or EIS with ERXOMAI. ERXOMAI
> >>hIERWi, if it means anything, could only mean "I go FOR a sanctuary."
> >I completely agree with you in principle, Carl, for what that's worth.
> >However, I have a bad feeling that I *have* seen the dative for direction,
> >and even a worse feeling that I saw it recently in the Republic, perhaps
> >book 5 or 6 (I recently taught through the cave allegory). I hope I'm
> >wrong, and am optimistic that I misread something.
> Why is it that agreements in principle, especially when they are complete,
> appear so unprincipled? ;-) I don't KNOW that you're wrong, Don, but I'm
> optimistic too! All I can say (in the aoristic present tense [? ;-)] is,
> "I'm from Missouri, and you're going to have to SHOW ME." Maybe I'll go
> immerse myself in the Cave and Figure of the Divided Line, (after making up
> an exam and reading a few more term papers).
> Carl W. Conrad
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