[B-Greek] QEMIS ESTIN + infinitive

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Thu Nov 16 21:06:09 EST 2006


On Nov 16, 2006, at 7:32 PM, Carl W. Conrad wrote:

>
> On Nov 16, 2006, at 5:32 PM, Elizabeth Kline wrote:
>
>> Looking at the a Hymn to Zeus which appears to be quoted in Pauls
>> Mars Hill address I ran across a QEMIS ESTIN + infinitive
>> construction sans ESTIN.
>>
>> Cleanthes Phil., Fragmenta, Fr. 1, l. 3
>> CAIRE: SE GAR KAI PASI QEMIS QNHTOISI PROSAUDAN.
>>
>> I am assuming that ESTIN is optional in this construction. The LEH
>> (LXX Lexicon) entry on QEMIS places ESTIN in parentheses (ESTIN).
>
> Right. The most memorable instance I know is when Socrates in Plato's
> Apology (21b) asks what Apollo can possibly mean by calling him --
> Socrates -- most wise. "he surely can't be lying -- it's not
> permissible for him (to lie)" TI OUN POTE LEGEI FASKEI EME SOFWTATON
							{FASKEI should have been FASKWN}
> EINAI? OU GAR DHPOU YEUDETAI GE: OU GAR QEMIS AUTWi.


Carl W. Conrad
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