Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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The preposition is usually omitted with the main noun or pronoun when it is used in a clause of comparison with ὡς (rarely ὥσπερ) as: δεῖ ὡς περὶ μητρὸς καὶ τροφοῦ τῆς χώρα_ς βουλεύεσθαι they ought to take thought for their country as their mother and nurse P. R. 414e; so, usually, when the two members are closely united: ὡς πρὸς εἰδότ' ἐμὲ σὺ τἀ_ληθῆ λέγε speak the truth to me as to one who knows Ar. Lys. 993. The preposition is often omitted in the clause with ὡς (ὥσπερ) as, than: οἳ παρ' οὐδὲν οὕτως ὡς τὸ τοιαῦτα ποιεῖν ἀπολώλα_σιν who owe their ruin to nothing so much as to such a course of action D. 19.263, περὶ τοῦ μέλλοντος μᾶλλον βουλεύεσθαι ἢ τοῦ παρόντος to deliberate about the future rather than the present T. 3.44.

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Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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