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1122. The generic article denotes an entire class as distinguished from other classes. Thus, ἄνθρωπος man (as distinguished from other beings), οἱ γέροντες the aged; δεῖ τὸν στρατιώτην φοβεῖσθαι μᾶλλον τὸν ἄρχοντα τοὺς πολεμίους the (a) soldier should fear his commander rather than the enemy X. A. 2.6.10, ““πονηρὸν συ_κοφάντηςthe informer is a vile thingD. 18.242.

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