Position of τέ.—τέ usually follows the word with which the sentence or sentence-part to be connected is most concerned. Apart from many irregularities there are certain exceptions to this rule which are commonly observed.
a. τέ may come between two words which go closely together, as between article (preposition, attributive genitive) and its noun. Thus,
τό τε βαρβαρικὸν καὶ τὸ Ἑλληνικόν
εἶμι πρός τε λουτρὰ καὶ λειμῶνας
ἡ πόλις. τε καὶ ἡμεῖς οἱ νόμοι
b. τέ connecting an entire clause stands as near as possible to the beginning. Cp.
c. τέ may stand after a word or expression which, though common to two members of a clause, is placed either at the beginning (especially after a preposition) or in the second member. Thus, ἅ τε δεῖ φίλια καὶ (ἃ δεῖ)
πολέμια ἡμᾶς νομίζειν
ἔν τε τῷ θερμοτέρῳ καὶ ψυ_χροτέρῳ
ἅπα_σι φίλον ἄνδρα τε σοφώτατον
d. The freer position of τέ is often due to the fact that several words are taken as forming a single notion. Thus,
ἡ καλλίστη δὴ πολι_τεία_ τε καὶ ὁ κάλλιστος ἀνήρ
Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].