[B-Greek] Galatians 1:6-7
kline_dekooning at earthlink.net
Wed Jun 10 17:52:36 EDT 2009
On Jun 10, 2009, at 2:40 PM, Elizabeth Kline wrote:
> Ar.Thes 896-898
> ξένη τίς ἡ γραῦς ἡ κακορροθοῦσά σε;
> αὕτη Θεονόη Πρωτέως.
> Γυνὴ Γ
> μὰ τὼ θεὼ
> εἰ μὴ Κρίτυλλά γ᾽ Ἀντιθέου
> σὺ δ᾽ εἶ πανοῦργος.
> XENH TIS hH GRAUS hH KAKORROQOUSA SE;
> hAUTH QEONOH PRWTEWS.
> GUNH G
> MA TW QEW
> EI MH KRITULLA G᾽ ANTIQEOU GARGHTTOQEN:
> SU D᾽ EI PANOURGOS.
> Steve, I don't see how it could apply here. I have never read this
> play, not even in English. The nearest interrogative is a different
> speaker, EURIPIDHS who asks XENH TIS hH GRAUS hH KAKORROQOUSA SE;.
> Then we see a reply by MNHSILOCOS which is then countered by an object
> from GUNH G (woman #3). MA TW QEW looks like an exclamation or an
> expletive of some sort, not relevant to our question. EI MH appears to
> introduce a correction/contradiction to the answer given by
> MNHSILOCOS. So I can sort of understand why Cooper might say EI MH
> here functions like ALLA. However, reading EI MH as simple adversative
> here doesn't seem to work. It appears to function also as a negation.
> Regardless, there doesn't appear to by any rhetorical question with an
> implied negative answer.
LSJ has a reference to this
with the Verb of the protasis omitted, chiefly in the following
μὰ τὼ θεώ, εἰ μὴ Κρίτυλλά γ' [εἰμί]—
nay, if I'm not Critylla! i.e. I am, Ar.Th.898;
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