Because booklet I isn't essentially ancient narrative, it necessarily proves tricky for green readers. regardless of the convolutions and density of Thucydides' prose type, no authoritative remark has been released because the early days of the final century. H. D. Cameron is a popular professional in Greek and comparative grammar and has written this guide for all degrees of classical scholars and students. His remark authoritatively debts for the final 100 years of evolving grammatical and linguistic idea as they observe to the seminal paintings of Thucydides.
H. D. Cameron is Professor of Greek and Latin and Director of the good Books software on the collage of Michigan.
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III. 107. four for a parallel. The verb for the Athenians could were ησαν if it have been there. τρια τελη ποιησαντες ability “having shaped 3 squadrons. ” The Corcyreans shaped the left, correct, and heart of the conflict line, with the Athenians in reserve past the Corcyrean correct wing. forty eight. four. αριστα. Neuter plural accusative adjective used as an adverb. Sm. §1609. forty nine. 1. απειροτερον ετι. Adverb that means “still within the green model” (in distinction to the trendy fashion). The comparative adverb is used simply because adverbial expressions are being in comparison by way of implication, sc. , “in the trendy manner” and “in the old fashioned, green means. ” Sm. §1080. forty nine. 2. ην τε η ναυµαχια καρτερα, τη µεν τεχνη ουχ οµοιως (ου σα). “The sea conflict used to be fierce, [being] now not lots [fierce] in procedure, yet being . . . ” forty nine. three. διεκπλοι . The διεκπλους used to be a distinct naval tactic a lot hired later through the Athenians, which consisted in crusing during the enemy’s line to be able to ram their ships at the flank or within the rear (LSJ s. v. ). Thucydides doesn't make the main points of this maneuver very transparent, yet Polybius (1. fifty one. nine) describes it: διεκπλειν µεν ου ν δια των πολεµιων νεων και κατοπιν επιφαινεσθαι τοι ς ηδη προς ετερους διαµαχοµενοις, οπερ εν τω ναυµαχειν εστι πρακτικωτατον κτλ. [to sail during the enemy’s line and to seem from at the back of, whereas they have been already battling others [in front], that's a foremost naval maneuver . . . ]. See R. B. Strassler, ed. , The Landmark Thucydides: A finished advisor to the Peloponnesian conflict (New York: loose Press, 1996), appendix G (“Trireme struggle in Thucydides”). forty nine. four. ε ι πη πιεζοιντο. prior common situation. Sm. §2340. for this reason, “if wherever they have been being pressed. ” forty nine. five. τρεψαµενοι. the center of τρεπω is mostly intransitive yet is the following transitive, that means “having routed. ” LSJ s. v. III. Cf. Xen. An. five. four. sixteen. observation sixty five forty nine. 7. εργου πας ε ιχετο. “everyone used to be taking a hand within the paintings [gen. ]. ” LSJ s. v. εχω C. I. 1. διεκεκριτο ουδεν ετι. “there used to be not any contrast, any separa- tion. ” 50. 1. αναδουµενοι. within the center, αναδεω capability “take in tow. ” LSJ s. v. III. καταδυσειαν is optative since it is in a normal relative clause in secondary series. Sm. §2568. καταδυω is generally intransitive (“go down, set, sink”), however the aorist may be causative (“cause to sink, disable”). LSJ s. v. II. 1. 50. 2. επι πολυ της θαλασσης επεχουσων. “extending over a lot sea. ” LSJ s. v. επεχω V. 50. five. πρυµναν εκρουοντο. “backed water,” i. e. , reversed course no longer through turning round yet just by rowing backward, stern first. LSJ s. v. κρουω nine. fifty one. 2. πριν τινες ιδοντες ειπον οτι . . . “until a few humans, upon seeing them, stated that . . . ” Sm. §2434. fifty one. four. προσκοµισθει σαι. female plural aorist passive participle of προσκοµιζω. for this reason, “making their manner [through the wrecks]. ” fifty one. five. ωρµισαντο. “they anchored. ” fifty two. 1. αναγαγοµενοι. within the heart, αναγω, “lead up,” skill “put to sea. ” LSJ s. v. B. 1. fifty two. 2. αραντες. whilst utilized to armies or fleets, αιρω, “lift,” skill “get them less than means, set sail. ” LSJ s. v. αειρω I. five. α ιχµαλωτων τε περι φυλακης.