[B-Greek] Dative participial clauses

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Thu Jul 19 16:54:00 EDT 2007


On Jul 19, 2007, at 2:29 PM, Elizabeth Kline wrote:

> Searching Josephus for fronted dative participle clauses
>
> “AJ”, 1.11.8.1
> 	Ταῦτα Κύρου καταγγείλαντος τοῖς
> Ἰσραηλίταις ἐξώρμησαν 2 οἱ τῶν δύο
> φυλῶν ἄρχοντες τῆς Ἰούδα καὶ
> Βενιαμίτιδος οἵ τε 3 Λευῖται καὶ οἱ
> ἱερεῖς εἰς τὰ Ἱεροσόλυμα. πολλοὶ
> γὰρ κατέμειναν
>   “AJ”, 1.11.9.1
> ἐν τῇ Βαβυλῶνι τὰ κτήματα
> καταλιπεῖν οὐ θέλοντες. καὶ
> παραγενομένοις αὐτοῖς οἱ τοῦ
> βασιλέως φίλοι πάντες ἐβοήθουν
> καὶ συνεισέφερον εἰς τὴν τοῦ ναοῦ
> κατασκευὴν οἱ μὲν χρυσὸν οἱ δ’
> ἄργυρον οἱ δὲ βοσκημάτων πλῆθος
> σὺν ἵπποις.
>
> AJ, 1.11.8.1
> 	TAUTA KUROU KATAGGEILANTOS TOIS ISRAHLITAIS EXWRMHSAN 2 hOI TWN DUO
> FULWN ARCONTES THS IOUDA KAI BENIAMITIDOS hOI TE 3 LEUITAI KAI hOI
> hIEREIS EIS TA hIEROSOLUMA. POLLOI GAR KATEMEINAN
>
> AJ, 1.11.9.1
> EN THi BABULWNI TA KTHMATA KATALIPEIN OU QELONTES. KAI PARAGENOMENOIS
> AUTOIS hOI TOU BASILEWS FILOI PANTES EBOHQOUN KAI SUNEISEFERON EIS
> THN TOU NAOU KATASKEUHN hOI MEN CRUSON hOI D' ARGURON hOI DE
> BOSKHMATWN PLHQOS SUN hIPPOIS.
>
> PARAGENOMENOIS is not syntactically independent, EBOHQOUN takes a
> dative argument. The clause initial PARAGENOMENOIS ties the following
> clause to the immediately preceeding context. I suppose you could
> also say that PARAGENOMENOIS is backgrounded for what thats worth.

OR (surprise, surprise!) we could say that it's "temporal": "As soon  
as they caught up with them, ... "

What! Are you reading straight through Josephus' AJ? That might be a  
useful thing to do in any case.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Retired)
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