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581. Neuter article with the genitive case.

The neuter article, singular and plural, with the genitive has a varied translation. But the article often serves merely to give especial emphasis, often of dislike, like our English ‘this thing of,’ and may be left untranslated.

τὰ τοῦ πολέμου”, DEM.1.4; War and all that it involves.τὰ τῶν ΘετταλῶνDEM., 21; The Thessalian business.τὸ τῆς τύχης”, 4.12; (The will of) fortune.τὸ δὲ τῶν χρημάτων”, 28; As for the (matter of) money.τὸ τῶν πνευμάτων”, 32; The state of the wind.κοινὰ γὰρ τὰ τῶν φίλων(property, possessions, of friends), EUR. Or. 735 . “δεῖ φέρειν τὰ τῶν θεῶν” (= “τὰ θεῖα”), Phoen. 382; One must bear what is sent by the gods, the dispensations of providence.

DEM.1.4(see above). 21 (see above). 22: “τὰ τῆς τροφῆς. 25: τὰ τῶν Ὀλυνθίων. 4.10: τὰ τῶν Ἑλλήνων”. 12 (see above). 28 (see above). 32 (see above). 9.45: “τὰ τῶν Ἑλλήνων ἦν τῷ βαρβάρῳ φοβέρ᾽, οὐχ βάρβαρος τοῖς Ἕλλησιν” (“τὰ τῶν Ἑλλήνων” in chiasm with “τοῖς Ἕλλησιν”). 19.90: “τὰ τῆς χώρας καὶ τὰ τῶν συμμάχων. 20.118: τὸ . . . τῆς γνώμης. 120: τὸ τῆς εἰκόνος τῆς σιτήσεως τὸ τῆς ἀτελείας”.

LYS.19.25:εἰς τὰ τῆς τριηραρχίας” (so Sch., Frohb., Herw., and, according to Frohb., the only instance in The Ms. reading is “τὰς τριηραρχίας” with marks above seeming to indicate “τὴν τριηραρχίαν”).

PLATO, Legg. 657D:τὸ . . . τῶν πρεσβυτέρων” (= “οἱ πρεσβύτεροι”) (123). Phaedr. 230 C:πάντων δὲ κομψότατον τὸ τῆς πόας” (= “ πόα”). Phileb. 45 E (123). Rpb. 563 C (123).

XEN. An. 1.3.9: “τὰ μὲν δὴ Κύρου δῆλον ὅτι οὕτως ἔχει πρὸς ἡμᾶς ὥσπερ τὰ ἡμέτερα πρὸς ἐκεῖνον. 3.1.20: τὰ . . . τῶν στρατιωτῶν”. Oec. 16.7: “τὸ τῶν ἁλιέων”.

THUC.2.60.1:τὰ τῆς ὀργῆς. 3.59.1: τὸ τῆς ξυμφορᾶς. 4.18.3: τὸ τῆς τύχης. 7.48.5: τὰ . . . Συρακοσίων. 61.3: τὸ τῆς τύχης. 8.89.4: τὸ τῆς ὀλιγαρχίας”.

AR. Eccl. 624: “τὸ δὲ τῶν ἀνδρῶν τί ποιήσει”; (opposed to “τὸ . . . ὑμέτερον” = “τὸ τῶν γυναικῶν”, The men folk, the women folk).

EUR. Hel. 276: “τὰ βαρβάρων γὰρ δοῦλα πάντα πλὴν ἑνός”. Ion, 1551: “τὰ δαιμόνων”. Or. 735 (see above). Phoen. 382 (see above). Tro. 27: “νοσεῖ τὰ τῶν θεῶν. 616: τὸ τῆς ἀνάγκης δεινόν”.

SOPH. O. C. 268:τὰ μητρὸς καὶ πατρός” . O. R. 498: “τὰ βροτῶν”. Ph. 300: “τὸ τῆς νήσου. 497: τὰ τῶν διακόνων” (= “οἱ διάκονοι”) (123).

AESCHYL. Ag. 32: “τὰ δεσποτῶν”. Pers.597(= 1016): “τὰ Περσᾶν”. Sept. 68 (= 193): “τὰ τῶν θύραθεν. 375: τὰ τῶν ἐναντίων. 1047: τὰ τοῦδ”(“ε”). Suppl. 600: “τὰ τῶν ἐγχωρίων. 1062: τὰ θεῶν”.

PIND. P. 2.89: “ὃς” (sc. “θεός”) “ἀνέχει ποτὲ μὲν τὰ κείνων, τότ᾽ αὖθ᾽ ἑτέροις ἔδωκεν μέγα κῦδος”. N. 10.4: “τὰ Περσέος”.

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