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Adverb: adjective complement

Syntactical Level

εἰμί δʼ οὐκ ἄγαν σοφή.

‘I am not very wise.’ (Eur. Med. 305)

An adverb can signal various semantic roles as the complement of an adjective. The specific semantic role depends on the meaning of the adverb.

Example Sentences: 

ὁ δὲ Καῖσαρ ἦν ἔτι νέος, δεινὸς εἰπεῖν τε καὶ πρᾶξαι

Caesar was still young, skilful in word and deed. ֍

οὕτω δὲ σφόδρα φιλότιμος ὑπῆρχεν ὥστε καὶ ὅτε ἀπέθνησκεν ... ἐπυνθάνετο πόσαι τινὲς εἶεν ἡμέραι λοιπαὶ τοῦ ἀγῶνος

He was so eager for honour that even when he lay dying… he still inquired how may days remained of the tournament.

μισῶ τὴν ἀφελῆ, μισῶ τὴν σώφρονα λίαν·

ἡ μὲν γὰρ βραδέως, ἡ δὲ θέλει ταχέως

I hate a woman who is too easy and I hate a woman who is too chaste; for the one wants it too slowly, the other too quickly.

ὁ λόγος δηλοῖ, ὅτι ἐν καιρῶν μεταβολαῖς καὶ οἱ σφόδρα δυνατοὶ τῶν ἀσθενεστέρων ἐνδεεῖς γίνονται

During transitions even the very powerful need the weak.