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The dative of interest (including “advantage or disadvantage”) is very common; it is often found where the English idiom requires a possessive adjective or noun. E. g. A 55, “τῷ γὰρ ἐπὶ φρεσὶ θῆκε θεα?”, ‘the goddess laid it on his heart’ (‘on the heart for him’). A 104, “ὄσσε δέ οἱ”, ‘and his eyes.’ A 188, “οἷ ἦτορ”, ‘his heart.’

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