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Prepositions with the genitive: intermediary
ἔπεμψα σοι ἐπιστολήν διά τοῦ ἀρτοκόπου.
‘I have delivered this letter to you via the baker.’ (Pap. )
The preposition διά with the genitive signals an intermediary.
Less frequent (or poorly attested) are ἀπό, ἐκ and ὑπό.
… καὶ τοὺς πολεμίους, ἤν τι δύνηται, ἀπ᾽ αὐτῶν βλάψαι
He was ordered to harm the enemies as well, whenever he could, via the Thracians. [provisional translation]
Λευτυχίδης ὑπὸ κήρυκος προσηγόρευε τοῖσι Ἴωσι λέγων ...
Leutykhides delivered a message to the Ionians through a herald, saying... [provisional translation]
οἱ δὲ Ἀθηναῖοι ἀκούοντες ταῦτα ἀθύμως μὲν εἶχον, ἔπεμπον δὲ πρὸς τὸν Κῦρον πρέσβεις διὰ Τισσαφέρνους.
When the Athenians heard this they lost courage, and sent ambassadors to Cyrus via Tissaphernes.