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2. Infinitive and Participle

2616. The infinitive and participle are used in indirect discourse to represent the finite verb of direct discourse.

““ὑπώπτευον ἐπὶ βασιλέα_ ἰέναιthey suspected that they were to go against the kingX. A. 5.1.8 ( = ἴμεν), ““ἔφη ἄξειν Λακεδαιμονίους αὐτοῦ ἀποκτενεῖνhe said that he would either bring the Lacedaemonians or kill them on the spotT. 4.28 ( = ἄξω, ἀποκτενῶ), ““οὐ γὰρ ᾔδεσαν αὐτὸν τεθνηκόταfor they did not know that he was deadX. A. 1.10.16 ( = ὅτι τέθνηκε).

For examples of the infinitive, see 1846, 1848, 1849, 1867, 2022; for examples of the participle, see 1846, 1848, 1874, 2106, 2112 b.

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