From: Mary L B Pendergraft (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Feb 19 1999 - 14:12:20 EST
At 01:46 PM 2/19/99, Tim Kuns wrote:
>Kittels (Vol III, p. 855) refers to the following quote by Epictetus, in a
>discussion of APOKOPTW:
>KAI hOI APOKOPTOMENOI TAS GE PROQUMIAS TAS TWN ANDRWN APOKOYASQAI OU
>Is it translated?
>And the ones emasculating (themselves) willingly, those cut off from
>(among) men have no power
Here's an old translation of T. W. Higginson: "But even those who have
their organs cut off cannot rid themselves of man's desires..."
That is, KAI hOI APOKOPTOMENOI "even the cut-off people" In this context
it surely is a reference to castration.
APOKOYASQAI OU DUNANTAI "are not able to cut off"
TAS GE PROQUMIAS TAS TWN ANDRWN "the desires of men" This last section is
an example of a use of the article that is less common in koine, whereby
repeating the article shows that the words that follow (here, the
possessive genitive) are attributes of its noun.
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