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476. Attraction of predicate.

Observe the attraction of the copula by the predicate. Cf. 124.

χρυσὸς δὲ καὶ ἄργυρος . . . ἐστιν ἐπίφθονον κτῆμα”, PLATO, Legg. 955E; Gold and silver is an invidious possession.

PLATO, Euthyd. 279B:ἀλλὰ μὴν εὐγένειαί τε καὶ δυνάμεις καὶ τιμαὶ ἐν τῇ ἑαυτοῦ δῆλά ἐστιν ἀγαθὰ ὄντα”. Legg. 732 E (124). 955 E (see above).

AESCHYL. Ag. 650-1: “ξυνώμοσαν γὰρ ὄντες ἔχθιστοι” . . . | “πῦρ καὶ θάλασσα” (personification).

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