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OTHER USES OF THE ARTICULAR INFINITIVE 2035

Apposition (cp. cross1987). The articular infinitive, in any case, is often used in apposition to a preceding word, especially a demonstrative.

τοῦτό ἐστι τὸ ἀδικεῖν, τὸ πλέον τῶν ἄλλων ζητεῖν ἔχειν injustice is this: to seek to have more than other people P. G. 483c, τί γὰρ τούτου μακαριώτερον, τοῦ γῆ μιχθῆναι κτλ. for what is more blessed than this: to be commingled with the earth, etc. X. C. 8.7.25, δοκεῖ τούτῳ διαφέρειν ἀνὴρ τῶν ἄλλων ζῴων, τῷ τι_μῆς ὀρέγεσθαι man differs herein from other creatures that he aspires after honour X. Hi. 7.3.

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In Exclamation (cp. cross2015).—Thus, τῆς τύχης· τὸ ἐμὲ νῦν κληθέντα δεῦρο τυχεῖν my ill-luck! that I should happen now to have been summoned hither! X. C. 2.2.3.

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With Adjuncts.—The articular infinitive may take various adjuncts including dependent clauses, the whole forming one large substantival idea.

τὸ μὲν γὰρ πόλλ' ἀπολωλεκέναι κατὰ τὸν πόλεμον the fact that we have lost much in the war D. 1.10, πέπεισμαι . . . τὰ πλείω τῶν πρα_γμάτων ἡμᾶς ἐκπεφευγέναι τῷ μὴ βούλεσθαι τὰ δέοντα ποιεῖν, ἢ τῷ μὴ συνι_έναι I am persuaded that more of your advantages have escaped you from your not being willing to do your duty than from your ignorance 3. 3, καὶ γὰρ πάνυ μοι δοκεῖ ἄφρονος ἀνθρώπου εἶναι τὸ (μεγάλου ἔργου ὄντος τοῦ ἑαυτῷ τὰ δέοντα παρασκευάζειν) μὴ ἀρκεῖν τοῦτο, ἀλλὰ προσαναθέσθαι τὸ καὶ τοῖς ἄλλοις πολί_ταις ὧν δέονται πορίζειν and in fact, since it is a serious business to provide for one's own necessities, it seems to me to be the part of an utter fool not to rest content with that, but in addition to take upon himself the burden of providing for the needs of the rest of the community X. M. 2.1.8.

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