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1667. a. For the sake of emphasis or to mark opposition and difference, a preposition is repeated with each noun dependent on the preposition: ““κατά τε πόλεμον καὶ κατὰ τὴν ἄλλην δίαιτανin the pursuit of war and in the other occupations of lifeP. Tim. 18c.

b. A preposition is used with the first noun and omitted with the second when the two nouns (whether similar or dissimilar in meaning) unite to form a complex: περὶ τοῦ δικαίου καὶ ἀρετῆςconcerning the justice of our cause and the honesty of our intentionsT. 3.10.

c. In poetry a preposition may be used only with the second of two nouns dependent on it: ““Δελφῶν κἀ_πὸ Δαυλία_ςfrom Delphi and DauliaS. O. T. 734.

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