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by Barry Hofstetter
May 9th, 2021, 7:54 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: A papyrus for linguistic fun and profit...
Replies: 19
Views: 578

Re: A papyrus for linguistic fun and profit...

The voyage by Antaeopolite is very vexing, and each day I am depressed because of it, and am very worried by the matter. If it is necessary to give a fee to the brother of the mother of the son* of Axilla, you do well by giving it after you have received* it from Sarapion out of my own expense. Rem...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 7th, 2021, 11:52 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: A papyrus for linguistic fun and profit...
Replies: 19
Views: 578

Re: A papyrus for linguistic fun and profit...

Another one for this weekend. This one's a bit different, but suprisingly understandable. 1 Ὁ παράπλους τοῦ Ἀνταιοπολίτου 2 ὀχληρότατός ἐστιν καὶ καθʼ ἑκάσ- 3 την ἡμέραν βαροῦμαι διʼ αὐτὸν 4 καὶ λείαν τῷ πράγματι καταξύο- 5 μαι. ἐὰν δέῃ τῷ ἀδελφῶι τῆς μη- 6 τρὸς τῶν υἱῶν Ἀχιλλᾶ δοθῆναι 7 σπονδάριον ...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 6th, 2021, 7:31 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Participle in Matt. 27:55
Replies: 14
Views: 243

Re: Participle in Matt. 27:55

Sorry on the metalanguage puke. Perhaps the occupational hazard of writing a dissertation which touches in many ways on passages like this. Should have cleaned it up after I wrote it. I'm currently swimming in 4 or 5 other peoples' metalanguage and trying to carve out my own in the process. On top ...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 2nd, 2021, 8:34 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: What B-Greek does best
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: What B-Greek does best

When B-Greek began back in 1992 (see the archives ), it was a mailing list with little competition. In 2011, we moved it to a phpBB forum, and still had little competition. These days, there are plenty of Facebook groups and other groups to discuss biblical Greek. What does B-Greek do best, compare...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 1st, 2021, 6:43 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: A papyrus for linguistic fun and profit...
Replies: 19
Views: 578

Re: A papyrus for linguistic fun and profit...

Dionysius invites you to dine at his children's wedding* tomorrow at the (house?) of Ischyrion, that being the 30th, from the 9th hour. * It is plural, but not quite sure that works here in English translation. Interesting that both this and the previous one just use dative article + genitive of pe...
by Barry Hofstetter
April 30th, 2021, 2:21 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: A papyrus for linguistic fun and profit...
Replies: 19
Views: 578

Re: A papyrus for linguistic fun and profit...

Another short and sweet along the lines of the previous one.

Ἐρωτᾷ σε Διονύσιος δειπνῆ-
σαι εἰς τοὺς γάμους τῶν τέκνων
ἑαυτοῦ ἐν τῇ Ἰσχυρίωνος αὔριον,
ἥτις ἐστὶν λ, ἀπὸ ὥρας θ

Enjoy!
by Barry Hofstetter
April 30th, 2021, 12:28 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Infinitive usage in Against Apion 1.1
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Infinitive usage in Against Apion 1.1

Notice that it's an articular infinitive, I would take it something like "making out as evidence that our nation is of late date..." But how to categorize the usage is a bit more problematic. My first take was indirect statement, but that's before I noticed it was an articular infinitive i...
by Barry Hofstetter
April 29th, 2021, 4:20 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Participle in Matt. 27:55
Replies: 14
Views: 243

Re: Participle in Matt. 27:55

I agree with Stirling about the meta-language. I don't think you are inventing it, but it's a bit much for us old guys who cut our teeth on traditional grammars. However I would say that the placement of ἐκεῖ so close to your thetic ἦσαν precludes the periphrastic understanding, and that narrows it...
by Barry Hofstetter
April 29th, 2021, 2:02 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Participle in Matt. 27:55
Replies: 14
Views: 243

Re: Participle in Matt. 27:55

I agree with Stirling about the meta-language. I don't think you are inventing it, but it's a bit much for us old guys who cut our teeth on traditional grammars. However I would say that the placement of ἐκεῖ so close to your thetic ἦσαν precludes the periphrastic understanding, and that narrows it ...
by Barry Hofstetter
April 27th, 2021, 7:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another Newbie
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Another Newbie

Welcome Mike, good to have you. We do have a real name policy for the screen name, which we can change for you or you can add a signature line with your real name. As for your level of Greek, all are welcome who want to learn. Have you considered learning the language more systematically? If so, ple...

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