| 
  • If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • You already know Dokkio is an AI-powered assistant to organize & manage your digital files & messages. Very soon, Dokkio will support Outlook as well as One Drive. Check it out today!

View
 

syntipas19

Page history last edited by Laura Gibbs 16 years, 3 months ago

 

HOME | Syntipas: Previous Page - Next Page

Κύνες λέοντος δορὰν σπαράττοντες

The Dogs Gnawing The Lion-Skin = Perry 406 (English translation: Oxford Aesop 231)

Λέοντος δορὰν κύνες εὑρόντες διεσπάραττον ταύτην. τούτοις δὲ ἀλώπηξ ἰδοῦσα ἔφη “εἰ οὗτος ὁ λέων τοῖς ζῶσι συνῆν, εἴδετε ἂν τοὺς αὐτοῦ ὄνυχας ἰσχυροτέρους τῶν ὑμετέρων ὀδόντων.”

Οὗτος δηλοῖ πρὸς τοὺς τῶν ἐνδόξων καταφρονοῦντας, ὅταν τῆς ἀρχῆς καὶ δόξης ἐκπίπτωσι.

From Ben Perry’s Aesopica (Urbana IL: 1952).

Segmented text for easier reading:

Λέοντος δορὰν

κύνες εὑρόντες

διεσπάραττον ταύτην.

τούτοις δὲ

ἀλώπηξ

ἰδοῦσα ἔφη

“εἰ οὗτος ὁ λέων

τοῖς ζῶσι συνῆν,

εἴδετε ἂν

τοὺς αὐτοῦ ὄνυχας

ἰσχυροτέρους

τῶν ὑμετέρων ὀδόντων.”

Οὗτος δηλοῖ

πρὸς τοὺς

τῶν ἐνδόξων καταφρονοῦντας,

ὅταν

τῆς ἀρχῆς καὶ δόξης

ἐκπίπτωσι.

Grammatical notes and comments:

Λέοντος δορὰν

κύνες εὑρόντες

διεσπάραττον ταύτην.

τούτοις δὲ

ἀλώπηξ

  • ἰδοῦσα ἔφη - the dative τούτοις goes with the finite verb ἔφη, but not the participle: she saw (what was going on) and said to them

“εἰ οὗτος ὁ λέων

  • τοῖς ζῶσι συνῆν, - we would say in English "among the living"

εἴδετε ἂν

τοὺς αὐτοῦ ὄνυχας

ἰσχυροτέρους

  • τῶν ὑμετέρων ὀδόντων.” - genitive of comparison

Οὗτος δηλοῖ

πρὸς τοὺς

τῶν ἐνδόξων καταφρονοῦντας,

ὅταν

  • τῆς ἀρχῆς καὶ δόξης - genitive complement with the verb ἐκπίπτωσι (ἐκ-)
  • ἐκπίπτωσι. - subject of this verb is provided by the adjective ἐνδόξων, not by the participle καταφρονοῦντας

Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.