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1184. In the attributive position (1154) stands the genitive of the demonstrative, reflexive, and reciprocal pronouns. τὸ τούτου βιβλίον or τὸ βιβλίον τὸ τούτου his book, τὸ ἐμαυτοῦ βιβλίον or τὸ βιβλίον τὸ ἐμαυτοῦ my own book; ““μετεπέμψατο τὴν ἑαυτοῦ θυγατέρα καὶ τὸν παῖδα αὐτῆςhe sent for his daughter and her childX. C. 1.3.1.

a. The type τὸ βιβλίον τούτου is rare and suspected except when another attributive is added: τῇ νῦν ὕβρει τούτου D. 4.3. The types τὸ βιβλίον ἐμαυτοῦ (Hdt. 6.23) and τὸ αὐτοῦ βιβλίον (T. 6.102) are rare.

1185. In the predicate position stands

a. The genitive of the personal pronouns (whether partitive or not): τὸ βιβλίον μου (σου, αὐτοῦ, etc.), or μου σου, αὐτοῦ. etc.) τὸ βιβλίον when other words precede, as ““ὃς ἔχει σου τὴν ὰδελοηνwho has your sister to wifeAnd. 1.50.

b. The genitive of the other pronouns used partitively.

N. 1.—Homer does not use the article in the above cases, and often employs the orthotone forms (““σεῖο μέγα κλέοςthy great fameπ 241). Even in Attic ἐμοῦ for μου occurs (““ἐμοῦ τὰ φορτίαmy waresAr. Vesp. 1398).

N. 2.—The differences of position between 1184 and 1185 may be thus illustrated:

My book is pretty:καλόν ἐστί τὸ βιβλίον μου.
καλόν ἐστί μου τὸ βιβλίον.
My pretty book:τὸ καλόν μου βιβλίον.
They read their books:τὰ έαυτῶν <*>βιβλία ἀναγιγνώσκουσι.

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