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τὸ μὲν ἐπιθυμοῦν—the partic. used as a noun occurs fairly often in Thuc., especially in the speeches. Like thc articular infin., and the frequent use of nouns in -σις and -τής, it is a mark of the σεμνότης, ‘dignity,’ of Thuc. Very similar is Dr. Johnson's use of long nouns of Latin origin. τοῦ πλοῦ—this is not the geu. usually employed with the noun-participle: in the ordinary type the partic. expresses a quality belonging to the substantive, as in τὸ ἡσύχαζον τῆς νυκτός VII. 83; τὸ θυμούμενον τῆς γνώμης VII. 68. ἀσφάλεια—δοκῶ, ‘seem,’ usually has thc personal construction. Goodwin, M.T. § 754. νῦν δή—‘now there would be no risk,’ since N. had explained the measures by which even he admitted it could be avoided.
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