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Accusative: patient as modifier
ἐκ δόμων ἔβᾱν | χοᾶν προπομπὸς
‘’ (Aesch. Lib. 22-23)
The accusative sometimes (in post-Homeric poetry) signals the macrorole of patient as a modifier with verbal nouns.
ἀλλ’ οἱ μὲν ἐχθροὶ καταγελῶσιν, οἱ δὲ σύμμαχοι τεθνᾶσι τῷ δέει τοὺς τοιούτους ἀποστόλους
Your enemies laugh at you, but your allies are dying out of fear of such emissaries. [provisional translation]