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1178. οὗτος, ὅδε, ἐκεῖνος sometimes omit the article.

a. Regularly, when the noun is in the predicate: ““αὕτη ἔστω ἱκανὴ ἀπολογία_let this be a sufficient defenceP. A. 24b, ““οἶμαι ἐμὴν ταύτην πατρίδα εἶναιI think this is my native countryX. A. 4.8.4.

b. Usually, with proper names, except when anaphoric (1120 b): ἐκεῖνος Θουκυ_δίδης that (well-known) Thucydides Ar. Ach. 708.

c. Usually, with definite numbers: ““ταύτα_ς τριά_κοντα μνᾶςthese thirty minaeD. 27.23.

d. Optionally, when a relative clause follows: ““ἐπὶ γῆν τήνδε ἤλθομεν, ἐν οἱ πατέρες ἡμῶν Μήδων ἐκράτησανwe have come against this land, in which our fathers conquered the MedesT. 2.74.

e. In the phrase (often contemptuous) οὗτος ἀνήρ P. G. 505c; and in other expressions denoting some emotion: ἄνθρωπος οὑτοσί_ D. 18.243.

f. Sometimes, when the demonstrative follows its noun: ἐπίγραμμα τόδε T. 6.59. So often in Hdt.

g. Frequently, in poetry.

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