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[*] 61. Periphrases with gi/gnomai. Periphrases with “γίγνομαι” are especially common in elevated style. In addition to the pomp (“ὄγκος”) gained by the fuller expression, the moral character of the agent or action is brought more distinctly to the consciousness. “σωτὴρ γενοῦ μοι,” AESCH. Cho. 2 , is much more than “σῶσόν με”, “ῥυσίπολις γενοῦ,” Sept. 130 , than “ῥῦσαι τὴν πόλιν”, and “μὴ . . . ὑβριστὴς γένῃ,” SOPH. Ai. 1091-2 , than “μὴ ὑβρίσῃς”. See further the comm. on ANT. 1.2: “τιμωροὺς γενέσθαι” , and THUC. 3.2.3, and compare Periphrastic Tenses, especially 293.
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