Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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The possessive genitive is used with the neuter article (singular or plural) denoting affairs, conditions, power, and the like: τὸ τῶν ἐφόρων the power of the ephors P. L. 712d, τὸ τῆς τέχνης the function of the art P. G. 450c, τὸ τοῦ Σόλωνος the maxim of Solon P. Lach. 188b, ἄδηλα τὰ τῶν πολέμων the chances of war are uncertain T. 2.11, τὰ τῆς πόλεως the interests of the State P. A. 36c, τὰ τοῦ δήμου φρονεῖ is on the side of the people Ar. Eq. 1216. Sometimes this is almost a mere periphrasis for the thing itself: τὸ τῆς τύχης chance D. 4.12 τὰ τῆς σωτηρία_ς safety 23. 163, τὸ τῆς ὁσία_ς, ὁτιδήποτ' ἐστί the quality of holiness, whatever it is 21. 126, τὸ τῶν πρεσβυτέρων ἡμῶν we elders P. L. 657d. So τὸ τούτου S. Aj. 124 is almost = οὗτος, as τοὐμόν is = ἐγώ or ἐμέ. Cp. L. 8.19.

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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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