Because e-book I isn't basically ancient narrative, it necessarily proves tough for green readers. regardless of the convolutions and density of Thucydides' prose variety, no authoritative remark has been released because the early days of the final century. H. D. Cameron is a well known professional in Greek and comparative grammar and has written this instruction manual for all degrees of classical scholars and students. His observation authoritatively debts for the final 100 years of evolving grammatical and linguistic concept as they observe to the seminal paintings of Thucydides.
H. D. Cameron is Professor of Greek and Latin and Director of the nice Books application on the college of Michigan.
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B. I. four. 29. 1. προερουντα. destiny participle of goal with verb of movement. Sm. §2065. αραντες. Intransitive aorist participle of αειρω, “get lower than sail. ” LSJ s. v. I. five. 29. three. ζευξαντες τας παλαιας. “having bolstered the older ships. ” this implies both becoming crossbeams from one part of the send to the opposite (as defined by means of Gregory of Corinth, a grammarian of the 12th century A. D . ) or, very likely, fastening cables round the ship—or either. 29. five. αυτοι ς ξυνεβη. “it occurred to them,” i. e. , the Corcyreans as an entire, either these on sea and people besieging Epidamnus. παραστησασθαι. “caused it [Epidamnus] to come back to phrases. ” LSJ s. v. C. II. 1. the topic is τους πολιορκουντας, i. e. , the Corcyreans. Επιδαµνον is the item of the participle πολιορκουντας and, by means of brachylogy (Sm. §3018k), of παραστησασθαι. ωστε. “under the that. ” LSJ s. v. B. I. four. επηλυτδας αποδοσθαι. I. e. , they'd promote the foreigners as slaves. within the heart, αποδιδωµι capability “sell. ” LSJ s. v. III. observation forty nine δησαντας εχειν. “keep the Corinthians by way of binding them,” i. e. , retain them prisoner. δησαντας the following concurs with the unexpressed topic of the infinitive and doesn't confer with the Corinthians. 30. 2. της γης. Partitive genitive with τεµνειν. as a result, “to waste elements of the land. ” LSJ s. v. IV. three; Sm. §1341. το επινειον. “harbor. ” 31. 2. ως τους Αθηναιους. right here, ως is a preposition taking the accusative. Sm. §1702. 31. three. και το αυτων προσγενοµενον. αυτων refers back to the Athenians. as a result, “lest the Athenian army additional to the Corcyrean be an obstacle. ” θεσθαι. After the noun εµποδιον [impediment], which is similar to a verb of hindering (without redundant µη). Sm. §2744. 7. Cf. ου κωλυει τουτο ποιει ν, that means “nothing hinders doing this. ” for this reason, “lest [the mixed navies] be an obstacle to their handling [θεσθαι] the warfare within the approach they need. ” 32. 1. προυφειλοµενης. Προοφειλω usually ability “owe previously” and the following potential “owed as a long-standing debt. ” ξυµφορα δεονται. frequently, δεοµαι takes a genitive, but when the item is a neuter adjective or pronoun, will probably be accusative. LSJ s. v. II. 2; Sm. §1398. την χαριν βεβαιον εξουσι. “they will hold their gratitude enterprise. ” the location of the item indicates that βεβαιον is predicative. Sm. §1168. In Thucydides and Plato, βεβαιος is usually a two-ending adjective. 32. three. For τυγχανω and not using a supplementary participle, see Sm. §2119. Construe ηµιν with τετυχηκε —hence, “it has grew to become out for us [to be] . . . ” το αυτο επιτηδευµα. “The usual coverage” is immediately (a) unreasonable out of your perspective and (b) no longer in our curiosity. προς and ες suggest an analogous factor, “regarding, with admire to. ” Thucydides alternates those prepositions frequently (cf. , e. g. , I. 38. 1, III. 37. 2). προς 50 T H U CYD I D E S B OOK I υµας [with recognize to you] and ες τα ηµετερα [with appreciate to our pursuits] are parallel. ες την χρειαν skill “in the problem of [our] request. ” 32. four. τη του πελας γνωµη. Dative with the preverb ξυν ¯ . therefore, “the coverage of a neighbor. ” 32. five. την ναυµαχιαν . . . Κορινθιους. the 2 accusatives will be defined through analogy with such expressions as νικαν τινα ναυµαχιαν, this means that “beat an individual in a sea conflict.