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516. Substantive article preceded by me/n or de/.

Prepositions generally attract “μέν” and “δέ” and change the order. The same thing occurs in other contrasted groups.

ἐν μὲν ἄρα τοῖς συμφωνοῦμεν, ἐν δὲ τοῖς οὔ”, PLATO, Phaedr. 263B; In some things we are in accord, in others not.οὐδὲ τἆλλα δύο τρία μιᾷ πόλει, ἀλλὰ τὸ μὲν τῇ τὸ δὲ τῇ”, XEN. [R.A.] 2.12; And so of everything else, two or three are not found together in one city, but one in one, another in another.

DEM.15.10:ἀλλ᾽ ὑπὲρ μὲν τῶν . . . μέχρι τοῦ δυνατοῦ πάντες πολεμοῦσιν, ὑπὲρ δὲ τοῦ πλεονεκτεῖν οὐχ οὕτως”.

LYS. [2], 9:ὑπὲρ ἀμφοτέρων ἐκινδύνευσαν, ὑπὲρ μὲν τῶν, ἵνα μηκέτι . . . ἐξυβρίσωσιν, ὑπὲρ δὲ τῶν ἑτέρων, ἵνα μὴ κτἑ” .

PLATO, Phaedr. 263B (see above). Rpb. 453 A:εἰς τὰ μὲν” (exception) “οἵα τε, εἰς δὲ τὰ οὔ”. 467 D: “εἰς μὲν ἄρα τὰς ἄξουσιν, εἰς δὲ τὰς εὐλαβήσονται”. Rpb. 546 C:τὴν δὲ ἰσομήκη μὲν τῇ, προμήκη δέ”.

XEN. [R.A.] 2.8: “ἔπειτα φωνὴν πᾶσαν ἀκούοντες ἐξελέξαντο τοῦτο μὲν ἐκ τῆς τοῦτο δὲ ἐκ τῆς. 11: παρὰ μὲν τοῦ . . . παρὰ δὲ τοῦ . . . παρὰ δὲ τοῦ . . . παρὰ δὲ τοῦ . . . παρὰ δὲ τοῦ”. 12 (see above).

THUC.3.61.1:νῦν δὲ πρὸς μὲν τὰ ἀντειπεῖν δεῖ, τῶν δὲ ἔλεγχον ποιήσασθαι.3.82.7:καὶ τῷ μὲν αἰσχύνονται, ἐπὶ δὲ τῷ ἀγάλλονται.6.66.1:τῇ μὲν γὰρ τειχία τε καὶ οἰκίαι εἶργον . . ., παρὰ δὲ τὸ κρημνοί” .

HDT.1.87:ἐν μὲν γὰρ τῇ” (sc. “εἰρήνῃ”) “οἱ παῖδες τοὺς πατέρας θάπτουσι, ἐν δὲ τῷ” (sc. “πολέμῳ”) “οἱ πατέρες τοὺς παῖδας. 2.138: μὲν τῇ περιρρέουσα, δὲ τῇ”.

EUR. Alc. 264-5: “οἰκτρὰν φίλοισιν, ἐκ δὲ τῶν μάλιστ᾽ ἐμοὶ” | “καὶ παισίν”. Suppl. 207-8: “πρὸς δὲ τοῖσι χείματος” | “προβλήματ”(“α”).

SOPH. Ant. 557:καλῶς σὺ μὲν τοῖς, τοῖς δ᾽ ἐγὼ ᾿δόκουν φρονεῖν” . O. C. 742:ἐκ δὲ τῶν μάλιστ᾽ ἐγώ” .

AESCHYL. Eum. 1-2: “πρῶτον μὲν . . . πρεσβεύω” . . . | “τὴν πρωτόμαντιν Γαῖαν: ἐκ δὲ τῆς Θέμιν. 693: ἐν δὲ τῷ”. 784 (= 814); “ἐκ δὲ τοῦ”.

PIND. N. 7.55: “ μὲν τά, τὰ δ᾽ ἄλλοι”.

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