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67. The future is sometimes used to express what will hereafter be proved or be recognised as a truth. Compare the use of the imperfect in 40. E.g. “Φιλόσοφος ἡμῖν ἔσται μέλλων καλὸς κἀγαθὸς ἔσεσθαι φύλαξ,” “he will prove to be a philosopher.PLAT. Rep. 376 C .

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