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1370. The genitive is used with verbs signifying to rule, command, lead.

““θεῖον τὸ ἐθελόντων ἄρχεινit is divine to rule over willing subjectsX. O. 21.12, ““τῆς θαλάττης ἐκράτειhe was master of the seaP. Menex. 239e, ““Ἔρως τῶν θεῶν βασιλεύειLove is king of the godsP. S. 195c, ““ἡγεῖτο τῆς ἐξόδουhe led the expeditionT. 2.10, στρατηγεῖν τῶν ξένων to be general of the mercenaries X. A. 2. 6. 28. So with τυραννεῖν be absolute master of, ἀνἀσσειν be lord of (poet.), ἡγεμονεύειν be commander of. This genitive is connected with that of 1402.

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