[B-Greek] ENEKEN TOU + inf 2Cor 7:12

Carl Conrad cwconrad2 at mac.com
Sun Oct 11 18:19:04 EDT 2009


On Oct 11, 2009, at 4:55 PM, Elizabeth Kline wrote:

> This looks like an example of ENEKEN TOU + inf from Xenophon ,
>
> ὅταν ὕποπτοι ὦσιν ἕνεκα τοῦ
> κολακεύειν τοὺς ἐπαίνους ποιεῖσθαι;
> .
> hOTAN hUPOPTOI WSIN hENEKA TOU KOLAKEUEIN TOUS EPAINOUS POIEISQAI;

" .. any time they suspect that they're being praised for flattery's  
sake ... "

I think what's interesting here is that the hENEKA precedes the  
genitive articular infinitive -- as in the Pauline examples.
I think I called attention in the preceding reply to Smyth §2032.

CWC

> .
> Here is the context:
>
> Xenophon Hist., Hiero (0032: 008)
> “Xenophontis opera omnia, vol. 5”, Ed. Marchant, E.C.
> Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1920, Repr. 1969.
> Chapter 1, section 15
> .
> καὶ ὁ Ἱέρων εἶπε· Καὶ τί οἴει, ἔφη,
> τοὺς μὴ λέγοντας κακῶς εὐφραίνειν,
> ὅταν εἰδῇ τις σαφῶς ὅτι οἱ
> σιωπῶντες οὗτοι πάντες κακὰ νοοῦσι
> τῷ τυράννῳ; ἢ τοὺς ἐπαινοῦντας τί
> δοκεῖς εὐφραίνειν, ὅταν ὕποπτοι
> ὦσιν ἕνεκα   τοῦ κολακεύειν τοὺς
> ἐπαίνους ποιεῖσθαι; καὶ ὁ Σιμωνίδης
> εἶπεν· Τοῦτο μὲν δὴ ναὶ μὰ τὸν Δία
> ἔγωγέ σοι, Ἱέρων, πάνυ συγχωρῶ, τοὺς
> ἐπαίνους παρὰ τῶν ἐλευθερωτάτων
> ἡδίστους εἶναι, ἀλλ', ὁρᾷς; ἐκεῖνό
> γε οὐκ ἂν ἔτι πείσαις ἀνθρώπων
> οὐδένα ὡς οὐ δι' ὧν τρεφόμεθα οἱ
> ἄνθρωποι, πολὺ πλείω ὑμεῖς ἐν
> αὐτοῖς εὐφραίνεσθε.
> .
> KAI hO hIERWN EIPE· KAI TI OIEI, EFH, TOUS MH LEGONTAS KAKWS
> EUFRAINEIN, hOTAN EIDHi TIS SAFWS hOTI hOI SIWPWNTES hOUTOI PANTES
> KAKA NOOUSI TWi TURANNWi; H TOUS EPAINOUNTAS TI DOKEIS EUFRAINEIN,
> hOTAN hUPOPTOI WSIN hENEKA   TOU KOLAKEUEIN TOUS EPAINOUS POIEISQAI;
> KAI hO SIMWNIDHS EIPEN· TOUTO MEN DH NAI MA TON DIA EGWGE SOI,  
> hIERWN,
> PANU SUGCWRW, TOUS EPAINOUS PARA TWN ELEUQERWTATWN hHDISTOUS EINAI,
> ALL', hORAiS; EKEINO GE OUK AN ETI PEISAIS ANQRWPWN OUDENA hWS OU DI'
> hWN TREFOMEQA hOI ANQRWPOI, POLU PLEIW hUMEIS EN AUTOIS EUFRAINESQE.
> .
>
> Elizabeth Kline
>
>
>
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