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578. oi( peri/ (a)mfi/) with accusative.

Especially to be noted are the phrases “οἱ περί, οἱ ἀμφί” (the latter seldom in Attic prose) with the accusative, which originally mean the suite of a person, then the person and his suite, and finally in later times1 the person alone.

οἱ . . . περὶ τὸν Ἐπιτάδαν”, THUC.4.33.1; Epitadas and his men.οἱ . . . ἀμφὶ Πεισίστρατον”, HDT.1.63; Pisistratus and his followers.τοῖς περὶ τὸν παῖδα”, AESCHIN.1.18; The boy's surroundings.οἱ περὶ Ἡράκλειτον”, PLATO, Crat. 440C; Heraclitus and his followers.

DEM.39.18:ψευδομαρτυριῶν ἁλώσεσθαι προσδοκῶν ἐφ᾽ οἷς ἐρανίζει τούτοις τοῖς περὶ αὑτόν” (his friends).

AESCHIN.1.18:τοῖς περὶ τὸν παῖδα” (excl.), “πατρί, ἀδελφῷ, ἐπιτρόπῳ, διδασκάλοις καὶ ὅλως τοῖς κυρίοις. 3.91: Δημοσθένει . . . καὶ τοῖς περὶ τοῦτον” (excl.). (Cf. 165: “τοὺς περὶ Κόρραγον στρατιώτας”.)

ISOC.11.15:τροφὴν ἱκανὴν τοῖς περὶ αὑτὸν ἐξευρεῖν”.

PLATO, Crat. 440C (see above). Meno 99 B:οἱ ἀμφὶ Θεμιστοκλέα” (incl.). Phileb. 44 C:οἱ περὶ Φίληβον”.

XEN. An. 1.8.21: “Κῦρος . . . προσκυνούμενος ἤδη ὑπὸ τῶν ἀμφ᾽ αὐτόν” (excl.). 2.4.2: “οἱ περὶ Ἀριαῖον” (incl.). Cyr. 7.5.26: “οἱ δ᾽ ἀμφὶ τὸν Τωβρύαν” (incl.) “συνεβόων αὐτοῖς”. Hell. 3.4.20: “οἱ μὲν περὶ Λύσανδρον” (incl.) “τριάκοντα οἴκαδε ἀπέπλεον, διάδοχοι δ᾽ αὐτοῖς οἱ περὶ Ἡριππίδαν” (incl.) “παρῆσαν”.

THUC.4.33.1(see above). 8.65.1: “οἱ δὲ ἀμφὶ τὸν Πείσανδρον”.

HDT.1.63:οἱ δὲ ἀμφὶ Πεισίστρατον” (incl.) “ἐσπεσόντες τοὺς Ἀθηναίους τράπουσι. 3.76: οἱ μὲν ἀμφὶ τὸν Ὀτάνην . . . οἱ δὲ ἀμφὶ τὸν Δαρεῖον” (incl.).

HOM. Od. 22.281-2: “τοὶ δ᾽ αὖτ᾽ ἀμφ̓ Ὀδυσῆα” (incl.) ... | “μνηστήρων ἐς ὅμιλον ἀκόντισαν ὀξέα δοῦρα”.

Il. 3.146: “οἱ δ᾽ ἀμφὶ Πρίαμον”.

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