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George

Greece
615 Posts

Posted - 06 Mar 2007 :  13:41:05  

 

How would you translate it using "in"?

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vir litterarum

USA
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Posted - 06 Mar 2007 :  13:57:48  

 

I thought it was an instrumental dative also, but Fagles, Lattimore, and Smyth all translate it as if there is either an understood "epi" or as if there is some separation implied, i.e., " exemption from our concerns." Hence the μελέταις are not the means by which the exemption is effected; rather, the exemption is from the μελέταις, which is why I am confused why it is not in the genitive case.

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George

Greece
615 Posts

Posted - 06 Mar 2007 :  14:26:23  

 

There are things implied here, because even if you translate it as an instrumental dative, you will still have to explain what is achieved, ensured, etc. by these μελέταις.

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vir litterarum

USA
42 Posts

Posted - 06 Mar 2007 :  16:30:52  

 

So you are saying that simultaneously the concerns of the Furies are both bringing about an exemption for the gods and causing the gods to be exempt from their concerns?

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George

Greece
615 Posts

Posted - 06 Mar 2007 :  16:38:28  

 

Exactement.

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