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554. Ommission of article with proper names in prepositional phrases.

As with common nouns, so with proper nouns, Prepositional Phrases sometimes show a tendency to resist the article.

τῶν μὲν ἐν Θρᾴκῃ κακῶν”, DEM.8.44.τἀπὶ Θρᾴκης”, Ibid. 64. But “κύριος τῆς Θρᾴκης”, DEM.18.27(not a prepositional phrase).

DEM.8.44(see above). 64 (ibid.). 18.87: “παρελθὼν ἐπὶ Θρᾴκης. 19.161: τἀν Θρᾴκῃ. 219: τἀπὶ Θρᾴκης”.

AESCHIN.2.9:τὸν ἐπὶ Θρᾴκης τόπον. 98: περὶ . . . τῆς ἐπὶ Θρᾴκης ὁδοῦ”.

ISOC.7.9:ἁπάσας . . . τὰς πόλεις τὰς ἐπὶ Θρᾴκης. 15.108: τῶν ἐπὶ Θρᾴκης. 113: ἀπὸ . . . τῶν συντάξεων τῶν ἀπὸ Θρᾴκης. 16.29: ὅτε Φορμίων ἐξήγαγεν ἐπὶ Θρᾴκης χιλίους Ἀθηναίων”.

THUC.1.56.2:τούς τε ἄλλους ἐπὶ Θρᾴκης . . . ξυμμάχους. 57.5: τοῖς ἐπὶ Θ. Χαλκιδεῦσι. 60.3: ἀφικνοῦνται . . . ἐπὶ Θρᾴκης. 2.95.1: ἐπὶ Χαλκιδέας τοὺς ἐπὶ Θ. 4.102.1: τοὺς ἐπὶ Θ. ξυμμάχους. 122.2. 5.26.2. 5.30.2: τοὺς ἐπὶ Θ”. 5.35.3. etc.

HDT.2.28:ἐπ᾽ Αἰγύπτου ῥέειν . . . ἐπ᾽ Αἰθιοπίης. 73: κομίζειν . . . ἐπ᾽ Αἰγύπτου. 75: πέτεσθαι ἐπ᾽ Αἰγύπτου. 6.33: τὰ τείχεα τὰ ἐπὶ Θρηι:´κης”.

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