[B-Greek] Phil 3:13 causal ptc FOLLOW UP
Carl W. Conrad
cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Wed Mar 1 19:22:45 EST 2006
On Mar 1, 2006, at 6:58 PM, Mitch Larramore wrote:
> Dr. Conrad:
> You pointed out
>>> ADELFOI, EGW EMAUTON OU LOGIZOMAI KATEILHFENAI.
>>> DE, TA MEN OPISW EPILANQANOMENOS TOIS DE EMPROSQEN
>>> EPEKTEINOMENOS, KATA SKOPON DIWKW EIS TO BRABEION
>> THS ANW KLHSEWS TOU QEOU EN CRISTWi IHSOU.
>> At any rate, I don't think that the verbal action
>> indicated by one of
>> these coordinated participles could be related
>> CAUSALLY to the verbal
>> action indicated by the other.
> Can one participle modify another participle? Or, is
> it the case that every participle DIRECTLY modifies
> the main (and finite) verb or noun?
I wouldn't think so, under ordinary circumstances, but I thought that
was what you were suggesting in this verse. As for the question of
participles modifying other participles, you might want to consider
the sequence in Ephesians 1:3-12. The sequence of clauses, some of
them participial, others relative, is strung together in such a way
that I've never felt successful in determining exactly how the
clauses relate to each other. It's not so hard to relate the
participles to nouns or pronouns, but it's hard to know what's
subordinate to what else, sometimes whether a clause relates to what
precedes it or more to what follows it. I don't know that I'd
altogether rule out the possibility of a (circumstantial) participle
modifying another participle.
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
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