Attributive Apposition.—A substantive may be used as an attributive to another substantive. This is common with substantives denoting
οἱ Ἕλληνες πελτασταί
a. In standard prose Ἕλλην is used as an adjective only of persons (in poetry also of things).
b. The addition of ἀνήρ often implies respect:
c. Many of the substantives thus qualified by an attributive substantive were originally participles, as
Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].