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by Robert Crowe
September 23rd, 2017, 4:25 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Greek Grammar Book Order for Self Learning
Replies: 17
Views: 430

Re: Greek Grammar Book Order for Self Learning

RandallButh wrote:
September 23rd, 2017, 1:26 am
If you interview 10 people who have been reading ancient Greek for decades and asked them about their path. You'll discover that
... few of them could readily describe what they did yesterday, in Greek, or describe what they read yesterday in Greek, in Greek.
Nor care.
by Robert Crowe
September 20th, 2017, 8:17 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Grammaticalization of tense?
Replies: 15
Views: 343

Re: Grammaticalization of tense?

My understanding is that Tense and Aspect refer to the encoded forms given in textbook paradigms, whereas Arktionsart refers to pragmatic functions these can adopt within various contexts. e.g. Rev 20:4 ἔζησαν καὶ ἐβασίλευσαν μετά τοῦ Χριστοῦ χίλια ἔτη Here ἔζησαν is simply an aorist with regard to ...
by Robert Crowe
September 6th, 2017, 4:24 pm
Forum: Lexicons
Topic: Need a lookup from the first edition of Bauer's Wörterbuch
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Need a lookup from the first edition of Bauer's Wörterbuch

ἀπόλλυμι has two perfect active forms. ἀπολώλεκα transitive, and ἀπόλωλα intransitive with sense 'undone, lost, ruined'.
by Robert Crowe
September 4th, 2017, 6:37 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: λέγω: the stem ρρέ and ῥηθὲν
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: λέγω: the stem ρρέ and ῥηθὲν

An initial ρ is always aspirated. The doubling is in consequence of the augmentation.
by Robert Crowe
July 19th, 2017, 6:28 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: John19: 30.
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: John19: 30.

τελέω is one of a few ε verbs that are so proud of their ε that they insist on retaining it. For instance, it has the aorist ἐτέλεσα, not ἐτέλησα. These verbs insert a σ before the personal endings of the perfect and aorist passives.
by Robert Crowe
July 17th, 2017, 6:59 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: ἀλλὰ in the apodosis - memory of the dead
Replies: 19
Views: 1100

Re: ἀλλὰ in the apodosis - memory of the dead

Clay, It's remarkable that you were able to find a parallel structure in the GNT so readily. Being so rare. As you say, we should be cautious about it having a similar meaning to what we think it had five centuries earlier. We know this, as you point out, by comparing Jacobean English with our own. ...
by Robert Crowe
July 16th, 2017, 5:26 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: ἀλλὰ in the apodosis - memory of the dead
Replies: 19
Views: 1100

Re: ἀλλὰ in the apodosis - memory of the dead

The cryptic note “classical” in BDF 439.2, 448.5 and the commentaries[2] doesn’t take into consideration that a “classical” idiom appearing in Koine cannot be assumed to be semantically equivalent to something from Euripides. Denniston describes the classical idiom under the heading Special uses of...
by Robert Crowe
July 12th, 2017, 8:00 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: ἀλλὰ in the apodosis - memory of the dead
Replies: 19
Views: 1100

Re: ἀλλὰ in the apodosis - memory of the dead

One of Verrall's insights is quoted in Denniston p61. listed with a use of the particle γάρ which lacks logical precision. At issue is Medea 573: χρῆν γὰρ ἄλλοθέν ποθεν βροτοὺς παῖδας τεκνοῦσθαι Most of us would settle for γάρ = because of this (foregoing argument): Because of this, mortal men shoul...
by Robert Crowe
July 12th, 2017, 12:59 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: ἀλλὰ in the apodosis - memory of the dead
Replies: 19
Views: 1100

Re: ἀλλὰ in the apodosis - memory of the dead

It would take a lot of research to find out all the views which were floating around about the afterlife at the time when Iphegnia at Aulis was being put into the form we now have. While looking into this I wandered into necromancy which is a tangental subject. The question in my mind had to do wit...
by Robert Crowe
July 11th, 2017, 7:50 pm
Forum: Other Greek Texts
Topic: Reading Recommendation: Drama
Replies: 2
Views: 1463

Re: Reading Recommendation: Drama

Euripides' 'Medea' has been a popular starter. Easy commentaries are available such as that by Geoffrey Steadman. There is a good scholarly one by Donald Mastronarde in the Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics series.