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Dative: manner as satellite
παντὶ τρόπῳ ἄμεινόν ἐστιν δίκαιον εἶναι ἢ ἄδικον
‘It is certainly better to be righteous than unrighteous.’ (Plat. Rep. 357b)
The dative signals a manner as a satellite.
Many datives of manner are almost adverbs:
TBX τῇ ἀληθείᾳ 'in reality'
βίᾳ 'with force, against one's will'
δημοσίᾳ καὶ ἰδίᾳ 'in public and in private' (publice et privatim)
(τῷ) ἔργῳ 'indeed'
ἡσυχῇ 'calmly, quietly'
κομιδῇ 'wholly, definitely'
κόσμῳ 'in an orderly way'
κύκλῳ 'round about'
(τῷ) λόγῳ 'in word'
τῷ ὄντι 'indeed'
σῑγῇ, σιωπῇ 'in silence'
σπουδῇ 'hastily; diligently'
φυγῇ 'in flight'
This dative is usually accompanied by a quantifying modifier.
βοῇ γὰρ ὡς τἆλλα καὶ τοὺς ἁμιλλωμένους ἔκρινον
As with other events they judged the competitors by shouting.
They ate in silence.