A School Grammar of Attic Greek

Thomas Dwight Goodell

SIMPLE SENTENCES/ Pronouns

557. The endings of the verb indicate the person (first, second, or third) with sufficient clearness; hence the personal pronouns in the nominative, ἐγώ, σύ, ἡμεῖς, ὑμεῖς, are used only when emphasized. So in the third person οὗτος, ὅδε, or ἐκεῖνος as subject:

Ἐγὼ ὀκνοίην ἂν ἐμβαίνειν
I should myself hesitate to go aboard.
Xen. Anabasis 1.3.17

 

ἀλλʼ εἶδεν τοῦτο καλῶς ἐκεῖνος
But HE saw this clearly.
Demosthenes 4.5

 

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