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2008. Infinitive of Purpose.—The infinitive may express purpose (usually only with verbs taking the accusative).

““ταύτην τὴν χώρα_ν ἐπέτρεψε διαρπάσαι τοῖς Ἕλλησινhe gave this land over to the Greeks to plunderX. A. 1.2.19, τὸ ἥμισυ (τοῦ στρατεύματος) κατέλιπε φυλάττειν τὸ στρατόπεδον he left half (of the army) behind to guard the camp 5. 2. 1, ἰέναι ἐπὶ βασιλέα_ οὐκ ἐγίγνετο τὰ ἱερά the sacrifices did not turn out (favourable) for going against the king 2. 2. 3, ““Ἀριστάρχῳ . . . ἔδοτε ἡμέρα_ν ἀπολογήσασθαιyou granted a day to Aristarchus to make his defenceX. H. 1.7.28, θύρα_ ἐμὴ ἀνέῳκτο . . . εἰσιέναι τῷ δεομένῳ τι ἐμοῦ my door stood open for any petitioner of mine to enter 5. 1. 14, ““παρέχω ἐμαυτὸν ἐρωτᾶνI offer myself to be questionedP. A. 33b, τὰ_ς γυναῖκας πιεῖν φερούσα_ς the women bringing (something) to drink X. H. 7.2.9. Cp. also 2032 e.

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    • Raphael Kühner, Bernhard Gerth, Ausführliche Grammatik der griechischen Sprache, KG 3.5.2
    • Jeffrey A. Rydberg-Cox, Overview of Greek Syntax, Verbs: Mood
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