You are here

Prepositions with the accusative: companion


ὧδε μὲν ὁ Ἀντώνιος τοῖς ἀμφὶ τὸν Πινάριον ἀπεκρίνατο.

‘Thus Anthony answered Pinarius and his company.’ (App. BC 3.3.22)

The prepositions ἀμφί and περί with the accusative signal a companion, more specifically someone belonging to the same group or community.

Example Sentences: 

ἡνίκα Πατηγύας, ἀνὴρ Πέρσης τῶν ἀμφὶ Κῦρον χρηστός, προφαίνεται…

When Pategyas, a Persian who excelled among Kyros' men, appeared... [provisional translation]

σκόπει γάρ, ὦ Θεόδωρε, εἰ ἐθέλοι ἄν τις τῶν ἀμφὶ Πρωταγόραν ἢ σὺ αὐτὸς διαμάχεσθαι ὡς οὐδεὶς ἡγεῖται ἕτερος ἕτερον ἀμαθῆ τε εἶναι καὶ ψευδῆ δοξάζειν;

For, Theodoros, think if one of Protagoras' followers or you would claim that no one else is ignorant and lying? [provisional translation]

ἔνθα δὴ ἔγνω ἄν τις ὅσου ἄξιον εἶη τὸ φιλεῖσθαι ἄρχοντα ὑπὸ τῶν περὶ αὐτόν

Then people would have realised how important it is for a leader to be loved by his entourage.

αὐτοί τε τοῖς περὶ τὸν Ἀννίβαν ἔδοσαν πίστεις καὶ παρ’ ἐκείνων ἔλαβον ἐπὶ τούτοις· [...]

They gave Hannibal and his entourage promises of loyalty and vice versa on the following conditions: […]