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1488. Dative of the Agent.—With passive verbs (usually in the perfect and pluperfect) and regularly with verbal adjectives in -τός and -τέος, the person in whose interest an action is done, is put in the dative. The notion of agency does not belong to the dative, but it is a natural inference that the person interested is the agent.

ἐμοὶ καὶ τούτοις πέπρα_κται has been done by (for) me and these men D. 19.205, ““ἐπειδὴ αὐτοῖς παρεσκεύαστοwhen they had got their preparations readyT. 1.46, ““τοσαῦτά μοι εἰρήσθωlet so much have been said by meL. 24.4, ““ἐψηφίσθαι τῇ βουλῇlet it have been decreed by the senateC.I.A. /lref>

a. With verbal adjectives in -τός and -τέος (2149): ““τοῖς οἴκοι ζηλωτόςenvied by those at homeX. A. 1.7.4, ““ἡμῖν γ᾽ ὑπὲρ τῆς ἐλευθερία_ς ἀγωνιστέονwe at least must struggle to defend our freedomD. 9.70. For the accus. with -τέον, see 2152 a.

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