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[*] 377. （Causal ὅτι.) Verbs of fearing may be followed by ὅτι, because, and an ordinary causal sentence with the indicative (713). E.g. Οὐκ ἄξιον διὰ τοῦτο φοβεῖσθαι τοὺς πολεμίους, ὅτι πολλοὶ τυγχάνουσιν ὄντες, to fear them, because they happen to be many. ISOC. vi. 60. Φοβουμένης τῆς μητρὸς, ὅτι τὸ χωρίον ἐπυνθάνετο νοσῶδες εἶναι. Id. xix. 22. Ὅτι δὲ πολλῶν ἄρχουσι, μὴ φοβηθῆτε, ἀλλὰ πολὺ μᾶλλον διὰ τοῦτο θαρρεῖτε, do not be afraid because they rule many, etc. XEN. Hell. iii. 5, 10. Ἐφοβεῖτο, ὅτι ὀφθήσεσθαι ἔμελλε τὰ βασίλεια οἰκοδομεῖν ἀρχόμενος, he was afraid, because he was about to be seen beginning to build the palace. Id. Cyr. iii. 1, Id. Cyr. 1. Φοβούμενος τὸ κάεσθαι καὶ τὸ τέμνεσθαι, ὅτι ἀλγεινόν, “fearing them because they are painful.” PLAT. Gorg. 479A. So THUC. vii. 67.
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