Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Future Middle Participles and a Poem

Future Middle Participles

Two Lovely Examples
From the Greek Anthology
Book 10. 26 

Lucian on Thrift and Moderation

Ὡς τεθνηξόμενος τῶν σῶν ἀγαθῶν ἀπόλαυε,
ὡς δὲ βιωσόμενος φείδεο σῶν κτεάνων.
Ἔστι δ̓ ἀνὴρ σοφὸς οὗτος, ὃς ἄμφω ταῦτα νοήσας,
φείδοῖ καὶ δαπάνῃ μέτρον ἐφηρμόσατο.