Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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Continents: ἡ Εὐρώπη Europe, ἡ Ἀσία_ Asia. Other names of countries, except those originally adjectives (as ἡ Ἀττική Attica), omit the article (Λιβύη Libya). γῆ and χώρα_ may be added only to such names as are treated as adjectives: ἡ Βοιωτία_ (γῆ) Boeotia. The names of countries standing in the genitive of the divided whole ( cross1311) usually omit the article only when the genitive precedes the governing noun: Σικελία_ς τὸ πλεῖστον the most of Sicily T. 1.12. The article is generally used with names of mountains and rivers; but is often omitted with names of islands, seas (but ὁ Πόντος the Pontus), and winds. Names of cities usually omit the article. Names of cities, rivers, and mountains often add πόλις, ποταμός, ὄρος ( cross1142 c). The article is omitted with proper names joined with αὐτός used predicatively ( cross1206 b): αὐτοὺς Ἀθηναίους the Athenians themselves T. 4.73.

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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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