By Gavin Betts, Alan Henry

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Nine. 0.5 The relative pronoun ὅς and adjectival clauses Adjectival clauses qualify nouns or pronouns, and so practice an analogous functionality as adjectives. they're brought by way of a relative pronoun, which in English is who, which and so on. i'm the fellow who devoted a bronze tripod at Delphi. The tripod that you committed is inferior. An adjectival clause often has an antecedent, i. e. a noun or pronoun to which the clause refers and which it qualifies (in the above examples guy and tripod). In English the sorts of the relative pronoun usually are not interchangeable yet are encouraged by means of the antecedent (the guy which or the tripod who're sincerely impossible). additional, we won't say i do know the fellow whom visited Delos simply because, even supposing guy, the antecedent of the adjectival clause, is the thing of recognize (and so will be within the accusative in Greek), the relative pronoun is the topic of the clause it introduces and needs to take the nominative shape who, no longer the accusative shape whom. an analogous holds for Greek, the place the guideline is a relative pronoun takes its quantity and gender from its antecedent yet its case from the functionality it plays in its personal clause (but see be aware 2 below). Greek can't, additionally, disregard the relative pronoun as we so frequently do in English (the guy Apollo cursed can't come into my residence; Greek needs to say the fellow whom …). the conventional relative pronoun in Greek is ὅς, that is declined as a primary and moment declension adjective (3. third) other than that the neuter s. nom. and acc. is ὅ with no ν (for different phrases with this finishing see nine. 1/3): in contrast to who, which and so forth. in English, that could even be used as interrogatives (which is your tripod? ), the Greek relative pronoun has no different services in prose. Examples of adjectival clauses are: Θάνατον εἰσορῶ ὃς Ἄλκηστιν εἰς Ἅιδου δόμον μέλλει κατάξειν. I see dying who's going to (μέλλει) take Alcestis all the way down to the home of Hades. ὁρᾷς τὸν μόρον τοῦ Ἀκταίωνος ὃν οἱ κύνες οὓς ἐθρέψατο διεσπάσαντο. you recognize (lit. see) the destiny of Actaeon whom the canine whom he [had] reared tore aside. οἱ στρατιῶται οἷς ταῦτα εἶπε Ξενοῶν ἐπανῆλθον πρὸς τοὺς Πέρσᾱς. the warriors to whom Xenophon stated this (lit. these items) back to the Persians. Notes 1 The antecedent of an adjectival clause, if a pronoun, is frequently passed over: ὃν οἱ θεοὶ ιλοῦσιν ἀποθνῄσκει νέος [he] whom the gods love dies younger. 2 opposite to the rule of thumb given above, the Greek relative pronoun is frequently placed into an analogous case as its antecedent. This relatively illogical allure is such a lot common while a relative pronoun within the accusative case has an antecedent within the genitive or dative: ἤγαγεν στρατὸν ἀπὸ τῶν πόλεων ὧν (for ἃ̄ς) ἔπεισεν he led a military from the towns which he had persuaded. occasionally the antecedent, if a pronoun, is passed over (cf. observe l); ἐπαινῶ σε ἐ᾿ οἷς (for ἐπὶ τούτοις ἃ) λέγεις I compliment you for what you assert. three occasionally while either the relative and its antecedent are within the accusative the latter is positioned into the adjectival clause: οὐκ ἀπεκρύπτετο ἣν εἶχε γνώμην he didn't hide the opinion which he had (= τὴν γνώμην ἣν εἶχε); right here the relative is used as an adjective.

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