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72. Subject contained in the verb.

The subject is sometimes omitted in the third person, when it may be involved in the verb as the definite function of a definite character. “ἐκήρυξεν”, he proclaimed (“ κῆρυξ”), etc. In a suit at law, the clerk is often addressed without any further note. In dramatic passages, a servant is often supposed to be at hand.

ἀναγνώτω” (sc. “ γραμματεύς”), DEM. [44]. 45; Let (the clerk) read.ἐπεὶ ἐσάλπιγξε ῾σξ. “ σαλπιγκτής᾿, προβαλλόμενοι τὰ ὅπλα ἐπῇσαν,XEN. An. 1.2.17 ; When the trumpet sounded, etc.

DEM. [44]DEM., 45(see above).

LYS.19.27: δὲ κατέλιπεν ῾σξ. “ Ἀριστοφάνης”),ἀναγνώσεται ῾σξ. “ γραμματεύς”) ὑμῖν” . Ibid. 57.

XEN. An. 1.2.17 (see above). 2.2.4:ἐπειδὰν . . . σημήνῃ” . 3.4.4:ἐσήμηνε” . Ibid. 36:ἐκήρυξε” . 5.2.12:ὁπόταν σημήνῃ” (twice). 6.5.25:ἕως σημαίνοι” . Conv. 5.2:μόνον, ἔφη, τὸν λαμπτῆρα ἐγγὺς προσενεγκάτω” . Cyr. 2.2.2:ἤρξατο” (sc. “ ἄρταμος”). 4.5.42:κηρυξάτω” .

THUC.3.21.3:ὥστε πάροδον μὴ εἶναι, ἀλλὰ δἰ αὐτῶν μέσων διῇσαν” (sc. “οἱ διιόντες”) = those who had to go through = “οἱ φύλακες”.

HDT.2.47:ἐπεὰν θύσῃ”. 2.70: “ἐπεὰν . . . δελεάσῃ”.

COM. 3.502: “τὴν τράπεζαν ἧκ᾽ ἔχων” (sc. “ δοῦλος”).

PIND. P. 1.48: “ἁνίχ᾽ εὑρίσκοντο θεῶν παλάμαις τιμάν”, Hiero cum fratribus.

THEOGN. 473: “οἰνοχοείτω”.

HOM. Od. 4.214: “χευάντων” (sc. “θεράποντες”). 21.142: “οἰνοχοεύει” (sc. “ οἰνοχόος”).

Il. 18.492-3: “νύμφας” . . . | “ἠγίνευν” (sc. “νυμφαγωγοί”).

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