[B-Greek] Iliad, anyone?
George F Somsel
gfsomsel at juno.com
Fri Apr 22 14:37:13 EDT 2005
On Fri, 22 Apr 2005 11:18:14 -0700 "Keith Saare" <ksaare at masters.edu>
> This topic is justified for it uses the historical comparative method
> study through the centuries leading up to the Koine and Greek NT. I
> hoping you seasoned classicists will lend a helping hand while I am
> the groundbreaking phase of venturing outside of the NT to study
> changes the language went through before arriving at the first
> My resources for studying classical are very scarce. I am relying
> Liddell & Scott (L&S) and my NT grammars. Obviously my work will be
> deficient, but I welcome your critique to correct my numerous
> which I am about to spew forth.
> I've never read The Iliad in translation, but my analysis of the
> lines is as follows:
> * MHNIN - L&S lexical form: MHNIS (Acc. Sg. Fem.), direct object of
> following imperative AEIDE, "wrath," "anger."
> * AEIDE - L&S lexical form: AEIDW (Pres. Act. Impv. 2nd pers.
> "sing!", "chant!"
> *QEA - Voc. "O goddess"
> * PHLHIADEW - L&S lexical form: PHLEUS (Epic genitive form. Sg. Used
> a paternal context? Gen. of relationship? [I'm not sure here,
> help me please.]), "son of Peleus."
> * ACILHOS - L&S form: ACILLEUS (Epic genitive form. Connected to
> "wrath of Achilles"), "of Achilles."
> * OULOMENHN - L&S lexical form: OULOMENOS (Aor. Mid. Part. Acc.
> Sg.), modifies MHNIN and used as adjective, "destructive."
> My wooden translation: "Sing, O goddess, (the) destructive wrath of
> Achilles son of Peleus,"
> To keep this message from getting too long, I'll stop at this point
> pick up later in another thread where I left off.
> Keith Saare
So far, not bad. Since you don't have classical grammars, you might
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