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kmkagent

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ἀκόλουθος -> attendant
« on: 03 Sep, 2009, 20:58:43 »
akólouthos – literally, "the follower" or "the one who accompanies"

Need to be sure that the capital and lower-case letters in this translation are correct/allocated correctly.  Also would like to know if there are any negative or derogatory associations with this word.  Thank you!!
« Last Edit: 08 Sep, 2009, 05:34:24 by billberg23 »


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Re: ακόλουθος
« Reply #1 on: 03 Sep, 2009, 21:38:25 »
ΑΚΟΛΟΥΘΟΣ in upper case.  Nothing particularly derogatory about it.  It did usually mean "attendant," in the sense of "servant," and was the regular word for "camp-follower."
« Last Edit: 26 Sep, 2009, 08:20:11 by billberg23 »
Τί δέ τις; Τί δ' οὔ τις; Σκιᾶς ὄναρ ἄνθρωπος. — Πίνδαρος

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Re: ακόλουθος
« Reply #2 on: 03 Sep, 2009, 21:43:30 »
Thank you, that's just the thing. I appreciate the help.


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Re: ακόλουθος
« Reply #3 on: 03 Sep, 2009, 21:45:50 »
On the other hand.. 'camp follower' has its own connotation,ha.

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Re: ἀκόλουθος - Why upper case?
« Reply #4 on: 04 Sep, 2009, 08:54:24 »
I *am* curious as to, why all upper-case? I do not think I could possibly hazard a guess why.
What are the rules regarding lower- and upper-case letters in Greek?

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Re: ἀκόλουθος
« Reply #5 on: 04 Sep, 2009, 09:17:26 »
Wait, no - I think there's a prior reply:

"The Greek alphabet (upper case) was pretty much standardized in the Alexandrian period (3rd cent. BC) and remains the same today.  The lower case developed gradually over time from cursive script, and wasn't standardized until the middle ages. "

Is this it?

I'm sorry for these questions, but there's so little time to research this issue properly.  I am also worried about the mis-use of language, for philosophical, economic and social reasons, of course.



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Re: ἀκόλουθος
« Reply #6 on: 04 Sep, 2009, 16:54:50 »
Wait, no - I think there's a prior reply:

"The Greek alphabet (upper case) was pretty much standardized in the Alexandrian period (3rd cent. BC) and remains the same today.  The lower case developed gradually over time from cursive script, and wasn't standardized until the middle ages. "

Is this it?
I'm sorry for these questions, but there's so little time to research this issue properly.  I am also worried about the mis-use of language, for philosophical, economic and social reasons, of course.
We thought you had asked for the Greek word in capital (upper case) letters, and that's what we gave you.  The information you quote from the "prior reply" is correct.  We'll be happy to answer any further questions, dear K!
Τί δέ τις; Τί δ' οὔ τις; Σκιᾶς ὄναρ ἄνθρωπος. — Πίνδαρος