Wednesday, April 02, 2014


Another Greek Example of Verse-Filling Asyndeton

Greek Anthology 9.808.11 (by Cyrus the Consul, describing things visible from the house of Maximinus):
δένδρεα, δώματα, νῆας, ἅλα, πτόλιν, ἠέρα, γαῖαν.
W.R. Paton in his translation adds a conjunction, thus obscuring the asyndeton:
trees, houses, ships, sea, city, sky, and earth.
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