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πεπονθότ᾽δεδρακότα. The agent's activities (τὰ ἔργα μου) here stand for the agent himself; and so, instead of “τοῖς ἔργοις πεπονθώς εἰμι” (cp. 873), we have “τὰ ἔργα μου πεπονθότ᾽ ἐστί”. (Cp. 74, 1604.) O. T. 1214γάμος: τεκνῶν καὶ τεκνούμενος” = one in which the son has become the spouse. So a particular activity of a person's mind is sometimes expressed by the active participle (neut.) of a verb to which the person himself would properly be subject: “τὸ βουλόμενον, τὸ ὀργιζόμενον τῆς γνώμης” (Thuc. 1.90, 2. 59): “τὸ δεδιός, τὸ θαρσοῦν αὐτοῦ(1. 36).

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