Abandon all hope, in Ancient Greek

Discussion in 'Ελληνικά (Greek)' started by Epilio, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Epilio

    Epilio Senior Member

    Spanish - Spain

    I want to translate that sentence. Here is my attempt: Ἐκλἱπεσθἑ ὅλον ἐλπιδᾶ. It'd be helpful to know whether it's right or wrong.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. sotos Senior Member

  3. porkkanaraaste Junior Member

    I think καταλείψατε is aorist imperative of καταλείβω (and/or καταλείφω). Καταλίπετε perhaps?
    But certainly acc. of ἐλπίς is ἐλπίδα ;)

    Thus, I would say Καταλίπετε πᾶσαν ἐλπίδα.
  4. Epilio

    Epilio Senior Member

    Spanish - Spain
    ευχαριστώ and kiitos.
  5. Ancolie Senior Member

    I agree about καταλίπετε, perhaps the verb απολείπω would be better, or αφίημι or παραχωρώ ?
  6. Acestor

    Acestor Senior Member

  7. Αγγελος Senior Member

    An ancient-looking translation of "Lasciate ogni speranza..." is
    Ὁ εἰσιών πᾶσαν ἐλπίδ' ἀφιέτω
    which has the advantage of having the right rhythm as well.

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