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1304. The genitive with εἰμί may denote the person whose nature, duty, custom, etc., it is to do that set forth in an infinitive subject of the verb: πενία_ν φέρειν οὐ παντός, ἀλλ᾽ ἀνδρὸς σοφοῦ 'tis the sage, not every one, who can bear poverty Men. Sent. 463, ““δοκεῖ δικαίου τοῦτ᾽ εἶναι πολί_τουthis seems to be the duty of a just citizenD. 8.72, ““τῶν νι_κώντων ἐστὶ καὶ τὰ ἑαυτῶν σῴζειν καὶ τὰ τῶν ἡττωμένων λαμβάνεινit is the custom of conquerors to keep what is their own and to take the possessions of the defeatedX. A. 3.2.39.

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