Friday, January 21, 2022



Sophocles, Antigone 1195 (tr. R.C. Jebb):
Truth is ever best.

ὀρθὸν ἁλήθει᾽ ἀεί.
Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve, Syntax of Classical Greek from Homer to Demosthenes, First Part: The Syntax of the Simple Sentence, Embracing the Doctrine of the Moods and Tenses (New York: American Book Company, 1900), pp. 57-58 (at 57), § 126:
The neuter singular adjective is often used as the substantive predicate of a masculine or feminine subject, whether singular or plural.

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