Greek 701/Assignment 2

Indirect Statement

Before doing this assignment read the
assigned passage in Lysias. Make a list of every verb which introduces
indirect statement and check (in LSJ or Smyth) which construction(s) each
verb takes.

The vocabulary of the following sentences
is taken largely from the reading assignments in Lysias.

For #1 use the finite construction with
hoti/hos; for #2 the infinitive; for #3 the participle. For #4 and #5 use
whatever is appropriate. Please double-space!

1a. I will demonstrate, gentlemen of the jury, that this man arrested
Polemarchos and has committed crimes worthy of many deaths.

1b. We learned that Eratosthenes went to our house and arrested
my brother in order to kill him.

2a. I deny that Eratosthenes spoke against the Thirty. Thus you
will easily be able to vote on his case.

2b. Will Eratosthenes agree that he neither spoke against the Thirty nor saved my brother?

3. You know that all these things have happened. Some you heard
about; others you saw yourselves. You must, therefore, inflict the severest
punishment on all these men.

4. It is manifest that Eratosthenes put many men to death not at
the orders of the Thirty but because he wanted to kill his enemies.

5a. Consider, gentlemen, that neither Polemarchos nor Kephalos
has ever done any wrong either to friends or to enemies.

5b. None of the jurors believed that either Polemarchos or Kephalos
would ever do any wrong either to friends or to enemies.

Synopsis: timao,
third person plural; participle: masc. dat. pl.

Here is some useful vocabulary, with links
to the LSJ entries via Perseus. Sorry about the absence of Greek font, but
Perseus, of course, will show the entries in Greek, once you set up the appropriate
font on your computer. (For information about displaying Greek on your computer,
click here.)

Feel free to use other ways of expressing
the sentences, as long as you check them carefully.

Note that Woodhouse’s English-Greek Dictionary is available online.





and related words

didomi / lambano



t’ eimi





+ ptc.