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39. Possessive pronoun or possessive genitive with adjectives and participles used substantively.

Unless an adjective or participle is fully substantivized it does not take a possessive pronoun, and seldom the possessive genitive in attributive position.

τὰ τοῦ δήμου συμφέροντα,DIN.1.107 ; The commons' interests.

τὸν ὁμώνυμον τὸν ἐμαυτοῦ,DEM. 3.21 ; That namesake of mine.

τῷ σῷ ὁμωνύμῳ,PLATO, Theaet. 147D ; Your namesake.

DIN.1.107(see above).

DEM.3.21(see above). 18.47:τὸ τοῦ προδιδόντος συμφέρον” . 18.138: “τὸ τῆς πόλεως συμφέρον”. 18.139: “τὸ τῶν ἐχθρῶν συμφέρον”, but ibid.: “περὶ τῶν συμφερόντων τῇ πόλει”. 37.1: “τοῦ δικαίου τούτου”. [56]DEM., 28:μετὰ τοῦ συμφέροντος τοῦ τῶν δανειστῶν”.

AESCHIN.3.80:τοῦ ὑμετέρου συμφέροντος”.

ISOC.5.24:τοῖς ἐπιτηδείοις τοῖς ἐμοῖς”.

LYS. [2] 71:τοὺς προσήκοντας αὐτῶν ἐλεεῖν” , but LYS. [2], 76:τοὺς τούτοις προσήκοντας” , and 12.72:τὰ τῇ πόλει συμφέροντα” . 12.79:παρὰ . . . τῶν τουτουῒ συναρχόντων” . 12.87:τοὺς συνάρχοντας αὐτοῦ” .

AND.2.9:τῷ ἐμῷ αἰσχρῷ”.

ANT. 5.7:τῷ ὑμετέρῳ δικαίῳ” . 5.18:τοῖς ἐμοῖς προσήκουσιν” , but 5.59:τῶν ἐμοὶ προσηκόντων” . 5.59:τῶν ἐκείνου ἀναγκαίων” .

PLATO, Apol. 34B:οἱ τούτων προσήκοντες”. Cf. Legg. 868 B:τῶν προσηκόντων τῷ τελευτήσαντι”, but just below: “τοὺς προσήκοντας τοῦ τελευτήσαντος”. Cf. ibid. 868 C: “τοῖς προσήκουσι τοῦ τελευτήσαντος”, and ibid. 947 C: “οἱ προσήκοντες τοῦ τελευτήσαντος”. Phaedr. 240 A:τὸ αὑτοῦ γλυκύ”. Rpb. 338 C:τὸ τοῦ κρείττονος . . . ξυμφέρον”, and similarly often. Theaet. 147 D (see above).

XEN. Apol. 27:τοῖς ἐμοῖς εὔνοις” . Hell. 5.2.33:τοῖς . . . ὑμετέροις δυσμενέσι” .

THUC.2.61.2:ἐν τῷ ὑμετέρῳ ἀσθενεῖ τῆς γνώμης”. 5.46.1:ἐν μὲν τῷ σφετέρῳ καλῷ, ἐν δὲ τῷ ἐκείνων ἀπρεπεῖ” . 6.11.6:τὸ σφέτερον ἀπρεπές” .

HDT.3.65:ὑπὸ τῶν ἑωυτοῦ οἰκηιοτάτων”.

AR. Eq. 845:ἁπαξάπαντας τοὺς ἐμοὺς ἐχθροὺς ἐπιστομίζειν” . Pl. 631: βέλτιστε τῶν σαυτοῦ φίλων” .

EUR. Alc. 167: “ὥσπερ αὐτῶν τεκοῦσ᾽ ἀπόλλυμαι”. El. 335: “ τ᾽ ἐκείνου τεκών”. Hipp. 1007: “τὸ σῶφρον τοὐμόν”. I. A. 1270: “οὐδ᾽ ἐπὶ τὸ κείνου βουλόμενον ἐλήλυθα”.

On the use of a Neuter Adjective as the Predicate of a Masculine or Feminine Subject, see under Concord, 126.

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