Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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Double Comparison.—Two adjectives (or adverbs) referring to the same subject, when compared with each other, are both put in the comparative; is always used: ἡ εἰρήνη ἀναγκαιοτέρα_ ἢ καλλί_ων a peace inevitable rather than honourable Aes. 3.69, συντομώτερον ἢ σαφέστερον διαλεχθῆναι to discourse briefly rather than clearly I. 6.24.

a. μᾶλλον may be used with the first adjective in the positive (cp. cross1065), and before the second: πρόθυ_μος μᾶλλον ἢ σοφωτέρα_ with more affection than prudence E. Med. 485.

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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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