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2151. The Personal (Passive) Construction.—The personal verbal in -τέος is used only when the verb from which it is derived takes the accusative. The verbal agrees with the subject in gender, number, and case. The agent, if expressed, must always stand in the dative.

““ποταμός τις ἡμῖν ἐστι διαβατέοςa river must be crossed by usX. A. 2.4.6, ““ὠφελητέα_ σοι πόλις ἐστίthe State must be benefited by youX. M. 3.6.3, ἐμοὶ τοῦτο οὐ ποιητέον this must not be done by me (I must not do this) X. A. 1.3.15, ““οἱ συμμαχεῖν ἐθέλοντες εὖ ποιητέοιthose who would be allies must be well treatedX. M. 2.6.27, οὐ . . . τοσαῦτα ὄρη ὁρᾶτε ὑ_μῖν ὄντα πορευτέα; do you not see such high mountains that must be traversed by you? X. A. 2.5.18.

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