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γίγνομαι and acc.

Postby Lavrentivs » Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:55 pm

Does γίγνομαι ever rule acc. or am I confused?
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Re: γίγνομαι and acc.

Postby annis » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:44 pm

It should not. Can you give the example (and author+work citation, if possible) where you're seeing it?
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Re: γίγνομαι and acc.

Postby Lavrentivs » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:36 pm

Found an example (Arist. E.N. 1114a4):

ἀλλὰ τοῦ τοιούτους γενέσθαι αὐτοὶ αἴτιοι.
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Re: γίγνομαι and acc.

Postby cb » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:57 pm

hi laurentius, τοιούτους there looks like it's acc. because used in the articular inf. τοῦ ... γενέσθαι, not because it's being governed by the verb. cheers, chad :)
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Re: γίγνομαι and acc.

Postby Lavrentivs » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:49 am

Thanks. But what about 1127b2--3: ἀληθεύει τῷ τὴν ἔξιν τοιούτος εἶναι -- ? Here a similar construction has the nominative. Arbitrary?
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Re: γίγνομαι and acc.

Postby NateD26 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:13 pm

Lavrentivs wrote:Thanks. But what about 1127b2--3: ἀληθεύει τῷ τὴν ἔξιν τοιούτος εἶναι -- ? Here a similar construction has the nominative. Arbitrary?

Not at all. When the subject of the infinitive is the same as that of the main verb, it appears as
nominative, and when it is not, as accusative.
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