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2015. Infinitive in Exclamations.—The infinitive is often used in exclamations of surprise or indignation. The subject stands in the accusative.

““ἐμὲ παθεῖν τάδεthat I should suffer this!A. Eum. 837, ““τοιουτονὶ_ τρέφειν κύναto keep a dog like that!Ar. Vesp. 835.

On the infinitive with ἐφ᾽ (ἐφ᾽ ᾧτε) see 2279; with πρίν, see 2453.

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    • Raphael Kühner, Bernhard Gerth, Ausführliche Grammatik der griechischen Sprache, KG 3.5.2
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