§1166. Position of an attributive participle with its modifiers (A = article, N = noun, P = participle, D = word or words dependent on P): (1) APND: τὸν ἐφεστηκότα κίνδῡνον τῇ πόλει the danger impending over the State D. 18.176 . (2) APDN: τοὺς περιεστηκότας τῇ πόλει κινδύ̄νους D. 18.179. (3) ADPN: τὸν τότε τῇ πόλει περιστάντα κίνδῡνον D. 18.188. (4) NADP: ἕτοιμον ἔχει δύναμιν τὴν . . . καταδουλωσουένην ἄπαντας he has in readiness a force to enslave all D. 8.46 .
vir litterarum wrote:Not that mess again, modus! lol. but you're right. I'm not disagreeing with you Swith\r. I just had always learned that an attributive participle always must be accompanied by the article, but it is a stretch to take this circumstantially. I seem to remember some instances in Thucydides where attributive adjectives were put in the predicate position for "emphasis" as the editor of the Cambridge edition asserted. As usual usage defines grammar, so I'll take it attributively; it just makes me uncomfortable.
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