From: Carl W. Conrad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Aug 25 1998 - 07:32:30 EDT
At 9:12 PM -0500 8/24/98, clayton stirling bartholomew wrote:
>Thank you Ben, Paul, and Carl.
>I really didn't intend to reopen the debate between Augustine and Pelagius
>with this question. That aspect of the question didn't even occur to me until
>I had become embroiled in solving the syntax puzzle.
Please let's NOT discuss that here!
>Both Ben and Paul have raised an intriguing question about lexical semantics
>which I will not address, but it might be worth a thread of it's own if
>others want to pick up on it.
>Of the several solutions to this syntax puzzle that I looked at, I think
>Carl's has the most to recommend it:
>Carl W. Conrad wrote:
>> I'd say that what we have here is an emphatic initial verb used absolutely:
>> EPISTEUSAN; then follows the subject which is expressed in a relative
>> clause: hOSOI HSAN TETAGMENOI EIS ZWHN AIWNION, "all who had been appointed
>> to eternal life."
>The point that I was not quite able to grasp before Carl made it clear is that
>the relative CLAUSE (not hOSOI alone) is functioning here as the subject.
>Having said that I am a little confused about what Carl means when he says
>EPISTEUSAN is used absolutely. I guess what he means is that EPISTEUSAN takes
>no object. Correct?
Correct. "Absolute" is fairly commonly used of verbs that normally take a
complement but are also used intransitively, as here.
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics/Washington University
One Brookings Drive/St. Louis, MO, USA 63130/(314) 935-4018
Home: 7222 Colgate Ave./St. Louis, MO 63130/(314) 726-5649
email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
--- B-Greek home page: http://sunsite.unc.edu/bgreek You are currently subscribed to b-greek as: [email@example.com] To unsubscribe, forward this message to leave-b-greek-329W@franklin.oit.unc.edu To subscribe, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.4 : Sat Apr 20 2002 - 15:39:57 EDT