[*] 921. In the personal construction, the verbal is always passive in sense. It expresses necessity (like the Latin participle in -dus and agrees with its subject in case. This construction is, of course, restricted to transitive verbs. E.g.
- “Ὠφελητέα σοι ἡ πόλις ἐστί,” “the city must be benefited by you.” XEN. Mem. iii. 6, 3
- “Ἄλλας （ναῦς） ἐκ τῶν ξυμμάχων μεταπεμπτέας εἶναι （ἔφη）,” “he said that others must be sent for.” THUC. vi. 25
- “Οὐ γὰρ πρὸ τῆς ἀληθείας τιμητέος ἀνήρ” “a man must not be honoured before the truth” PLAT. Rep. 595C.
- “Ὁμοίας φησὶν ἁπάσας εἶναι καὶ τιμητέας ἐχ ἴσου” Ib. 561C.
- “Φράζοντες ὡς οὔ σφι περιοπτέη ἐστὶ ἡ Ἑλλὰς ἀπολλυμένη.” HDT. vii.168.