Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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Omission of the Subject of the Infinitive.—The subject of the infinitive is usually not expressed when it is the same as the subject or object (direct or indirect) of the principal verb: ἔφη ἐθέλειν he said he was willing X. A. 4.1.27 (contrast dixit se velle), πάντες αἰτοῦνται τοὺς θεοὺς τὰ φαῦλα ἀπο-

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τρέπειν everybody prays the gods to avert evil X. S. 4. 47, δός μοι τρεῖς ἡμέρα_ς ἄρξαι αὐτοῦ grant me the control of him for three days X. C. 1.3.11. Cp. cross1060, cross1973.

a. An indefinite subject of the infinitive (τινά, ἀνθρώπους) is usually omitted. Cp. cross931 b, cross1980.

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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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