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828. In the poets, the participle with the article sometimes becomes so completely a substantive, that it takes an adnominal genitive rather than the case which its verbal force would require. A few expressions like οἱ προσήκοντες, relatives, τὸ συμφέρον or τὰ συμφέροντα, gain, advantage, τὰ ὑπάρχοντα, resources, are thus used even in prose. E.g. ἐκείνου τεκών, his father (for ἐκεῖνον τεκών). EUR. El. 335. Τὰ μικρὰ συμφέροντα τῆς πόλεως, “the small advantages of the state.” DEM. xviii. 28. Βασιλέως προσήκοντές τινες, “certain relatives of the king.” THUC. i. 128.

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