The Nominative

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503. The Nominative case of nouns (or pronouns) is used

  1. As the subject of a finite verb.
  2. In address, for the vocative.

Ζεὺς βασιλεύει.
Zeus is king.

ὦ φίλος εἰπέ.
O friend, speak.
Aesch. Prometheus Bound 545

504. A Nominative may stand as appositive to a sentence.

Nηλεῶς ὧδʼ ἐρρύθμισμαι, Ζηνὶ δυσκλεὴς θέᾱ.
Thus pitilessly am I chastised, a sight of evil fame for Zeus.
Aesch. Prometheus Bound 241

Suggested Citation

Meagan Ayer, ed. Goodell’s School Grammar of Attic Greek. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Dickinson College Commentaries, 2018. ISBN: 978-1-947822-10-8. http://dcc.dickinson.edu/grammar/goodell/nominative