From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Tue Oct 06 1998 - 06:05:52 EDT

At 2:47 AM -0500 10/6/98, Rick Strelan wrote:
>The phrase EIS TOUTO can refer to a previous thought as well as one
>anticipated [and often introduced by hOTI or hINA]. It can be separated
>from the anticipated clause by any number of words. In this latter case,
>the anticipated clause stands in some sort of apposition to EIS TOUTO.

Rick, it's generally true, even in Attic, that forms of hOUTOS have
backwards reference but can also have forward reference. The problem with
the sort of broad generalization you're setting forth here is the absence
of any examples of what you're talking about. What bothers me most about
your formulation is the phrase, "any number of words"; "a few words," or
"several words," perhaps, but I don't think I'd be looking for the
anticipated clause at the other end of a sentence as long as Faulkner's
short story, "The Bear."

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics/Washington University
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