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ATTRACTION OF PREDICATE NOUNS WITH THE INFINITIVE TO THE CASE OF THE OBJECT OF THE GOVERNING VERB 1060

When the subject of the infinitive is the same as a genitive or dative depending on the governing verb, it is often omitted.

1061

A predicate adjective referring to a genitive regularly stands in the genitive, but a predicate substantive or participle generally stands in the accusative in agreement with the unexpressed subject of the infinitive: Κύ_ρου ἐδέοντο ώς προθυ_μοτάτου γενέσθαι they entreated Cyrus to show himself as zealous as possible X. H. 1.5.2, ὑπὸ τῶν δεομένων μου προστάτην γενέσθαι by those who begged me to become their chief X. C. 7.2.23, δέομαι ὑ_μῶν ἐθελῆσαί μου ἀκοῦσαι, ὑπολογιζομένους τὸ πλῆθος τῶν αἰτιῶν I beg of you that you be willing to listen to me, paying heed to the number of charges Aes. 2.1.

1062

A predicate substantive, adjective, or participle referring to a dative stands in the dative or in the accusative in agreement with the unexpressed subject of the infinitive: νῦν σοι ἔξεστιν ἀνδρὶ γενέσθαι now it is in your power to prove yourself a man X. A. 7.1.21, Λακεδαιμονίοις ἔξεστιν ὑ_μῖν φίλους γενέσθαι it is in your power to become friends to the Lacedaemonians T. 4.29, ἔδοξεν αὐτοῖς . . . ἐξοπλισαμένοις προϊ_έναι they decided to arm themselves fully and to advance X. A. 2.1.2, ἔδοξεν αὐτοῖς προφυλακὰ_ς καταστήσαντας συγκαλεῖν τοὺς στρατιώτα_ς they decided to station pickets and to assemble the soldiers 3. 2. 1, συμφέρει αὐτοῖς φίλους εἶναι μᾶλλον ἢ πολεμίους it is for their interest to be friends rather than enemies X. O. 11.23.

For predicate nouns in the nominative or accusative in agreement with omitted subject of the infinitive, see cross1973-1975.

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