[B-Greek] I need help with an adverbial/participle clause

Elizabeth Kline kline_dekooning at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 29 05:59:21 EST 2006


On Nov 28, 2006, at 8:57 PM, Christopher Shelton wrote:

> *EMOI AITOUNTI hO FILOS MOU PANTA hA EICE HNEGKE.*
>
> After working on this with a friend we arrived at the translation:
>
> *(When) I asked, my friend brought all that he had.
> *
> My question is: how am I to decipher the adverbial/participial clause
> EMOI AITOUNTI?


Smyth #1498
In expressons of time a particple is often used with the dative of  
the person interested in the action of the subject ...

Xenophon Anabasis, Book 6, chapter 3, sect. 10, l. 2
XENOFWNTI ... POREUOMENWi hOI hIPPEIS KATAQEONTES ENTUGCANOUSI
PRESBUTAIS POREUOMENOIS POI


Elizabeth Kline







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