[B-Greek] SFWE in the Iliad 1.8

Jason Hare jason at jhronline.com
Thu Jul 31 03:23:42 EDT 2003


B-Greekers,

I'm just wondering about the word SFWE in the eighth
line of book 1 (chapter 1) of the Iliad. Does it not
mean "two?" However, the answer to the rhetorical
question is given in the singular: LHTOUS KAI DIOS
hYIOS (the son of Leto and Zeus).

What is the significance/usage of this word in
classical Greek? Also, does it appear in Koine (or
later Greek) at all?

Thanks!

Jason Hare



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