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

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As Subject.—The infinitive may be used as subject, especially with quasi-impersonal verbs and expressions ( cross933 a).

γράμματα μαθεῖν δεῖ to learn to read is necessary Men. Sent. 96, τί χρὴ ποιεῖν; what must be done? X. A. 2.1.16, κόσμος (ἐστὶ) καλῶς τοῦτο δρᾶν to perform this well is a credit T. 1.5, πᾶσιν ἁδεῖν χαλεπόν (ἐστι) to please everybody is difficult Solon 7, ἔδοξεν αὐτοῖς προϊέναι it seemed best to them to proceed X. A. 2.1.2, συμφέρει αὐτοῖς φίλους εἶναι it is for their interest to be friends X. O. 11.23. Cp. cross1062, cross1978.

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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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