Thursday, November 19, 2015
A man who is merely human yet disdains the people and prides himself on his wealth should understand that he is a fool.This (ἴστω τ᾿ ἄφρων ὢν) is a good example of a nominative participle with a verb of perception. For other examples of this Greek idiom see:
ἴστω τ᾿ ἄφρων ὢν ὅστις ἄνθρωπος γεγὼς
δῆμον κολούει χρήμασιν γαυρούμενος.
- A Participial Construction in Greek
- Verbs of Perception With Nominative Participle: Thucydides 2.4.1
- Euripides, Bacchae 188-189, and John Milton