A First Greek Writer: With Exercises and Vocabularies

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Rivingtons, 1881 - Greek language - 228 pages
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Page 23 - ... Case, Mood, etc., of one word of a sentence is altered from what it would naturally be to suit the Gender, Case, Mood, etc., of some other word or words, such alteration is said to be due to attraction. There are many forms of attraction in Greek, the commonest being the attraction of the Relative. 27. Relative Attracted. (1.) When the antecedent is in the Genitive or Dative, and the Relative would naturally be in Accusative, Attraction often takes place, ie the Relative may be put into the...
Page 37 - ... new and delightful discovery. I used to wonder how a man of such extraordinary ability and attainments could descend to the commonplaces of the language. I see now that he recognised his function as a teacher and did the work at his hand honestly and thoroughly ! ' When the subject of the Infinitive is the same as the subject of the principal verb, it is put in the Nominative case ' falls as distinctly on my ear to-day as it did five and twenty years ago. In the Middle Class one lecture was given...

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