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by MAubrey
January 19th, 2020, 9:54 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: πολιτεύεσθε and πολιτεύεσθαι
Replies: 13
Views: 1531

Re: πολιτεύεσθε and πολιτεύεσθαι

Certainly keep πολιτεύεσθαι.

But I would probably still parse it as an imperative. Gignac says ε ~ αι is the second most common interchange of vowels in the papyri.

I'm guessing you don't have a mechanism in place for listing a second, alternative parsing?
by MAubrey
January 10th, 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: How was αι in Hebrew PNs like Ιεσσαι read by Koine Greek speakers in early MSS of the New Testament?
Replies: 9
Views: 1470

Re: How was αι in Hebrew PNs like Ιεσσαι read by Koine Greek speakers in early MSS of the New Testament?

That depends. If the larger language community is using manuscripts with spelling such as these that overtly distinguish between the two pronunciations, then those communities would have also continued pronouncing Hebrew names as [ai] rather than [ε]. Conversely if the community is not using such m...
by MAubrey
January 3rd, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: How was αι in Hebrew PNs like Ιεσσαι read by Koine Greek speakers in early MSS of the New Testament?
Replies: 9
Views: 1470

Re: How was αι in Hebrew PNs like Ιεσσαι read by Koine Greek speakers in early MSS of the New Testament?

Your sources seem to be conceding that only a small minority of scribes, largely restricted to those who knew Hebrew or Aramaic, or both, in addition to Greek, ever used the alternative spellings corresponding to αϊ. If that is the case, surely the corollary is that |ε| had by then become the stand...
by MAubrey
December 31st, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: φανεροω in Eph 5:13
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Re: φανεροω in Eph 5:13

Second, my actual Greek question, concerning the last few words of this verse. It seems easier to understand an expression like, "whatever MAKES visible is light" than to understand "whatever BECOMES visible is light". If φανερούμενον is nominative passive, then it seems that "whatever BECOMES visi...
by MAubrey
December 29th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: New book: Toward a Cognitive Classical Linguistics
Replies: 1
Views: 666

Re: New book: Toward a Cognitive Classical Linguistics

Thanks!

This had been on Amazon last year but then its listing disappeared right before it was supposed to ship. Glad to finally see the contents.
by MAubrey
December 26th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Luke 2:7 - No room at the inn?
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: Luke 2:7 - No room at the inn?

-- οὐκ ἦν αὐτοῖς τόπος - dative of possession? Whatever leading Greek grammars may say, this usage seems well-paralleled as a dative of advantage in the LXX. LXX Gen 24:23 εἰ ἔστιν παρὰ τῷ πατρί σου τόπος ἡμῖν καταλῦσαι; LXX Ecclesiasticus 13:22 καὶ οὐκ ἐδόθη αὐτῷ τόπος LXX Eze 45:4: καὶ ἔσται αὐτο...
by MAubrey
December 5th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 35
Views: 6175

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

If I may, I would suggest that you read the following books (or, at least, the first two) before you continue on your project: Linguistic Categorization Basic Color Terms: Their Universality and Evolution The World Color Survey Color Ordered: A Survey of Color Systems from Antiquity to the Present
by MAubrey
December 4th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Book Review: Myths and Mistakes in NT Textual Criticism
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: Book Review: Myths and Mistakes in NT Textual Criticism

Peter is a good friend and excellent scholar. I haven't seen the book yet, but I'm not surprised its being received positively.
by MAubrey
November 22nd, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Siebenthal - Ancient Greek Grammar
Replies: 23
Views: 3869

Re: Siebenthal - Ancient Greek Grammar

I have a copy in the mail. I've looked at the German edition a few times, but I've never had the capacity for evaluating the German version in depth. Hopefully, I'll have time to dig into it this winter.

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