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502. A noun (or pronoun) in the same case with another, and denoting the same person or thing, is an appositive if added directly, a predicate if added by means of a verb. Both appositive and predicate noun may be in any case, according to the construction of the primary noun.

Αὐδῶμαι δὲ παῖς Ἀχιλλέως, Nεοπτόλεμος.
I am called the son of Achilles, Neoptolemos.
Soph. Philoctetes 240–241

Here Neoptolemos is an appositive to παῖς, which is a predicate noun, agreeing with the understood subject of αὐδῶμαι. For special idioms of predication in Greek see §§ 545 – 548.

For the cases with prepositions, alone or in composition, see §§ 597 – 599.

Suggested Citation

Meagan Ayer, ed. Goodell’s School Grammar of Attic Greek. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Dickinson College Commentaries, 2018. ISBN: 978-1-947822-10-8.