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2052. The article with the participle is either generic or particular (1124). Thus, λέγων the definite speaker on a particular occasion, or orator in general. So οὐ δρά_σα_ς the definite person who did not do something, μὴ δρά_σα_ς any one who did not do something (a supposed case), ““ μὴ γαμῶν ἄνθρωπος οὐκ ἔχει κακάthe unmarried man has no troublesMen. Sent. 437. Generic are τυχών, βουλόμενος, 2050 a.

a. Participles having an indefinite force may, especially in the plural number, be used without the article. Thus, ““κατασκεψομένους ἔπεμπεhe sent men to reconnoitreX. C. 3.1.2, ““ἀδικοῦντα πειρα_σόμεθα . . . ἀμύ_νασθαιwe shall endeavour to avenge ourselves on any one who injures usX. A. 2.3.23.

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