[*] 79. The future perfect sometimes denotes certainty or likelihood that an action will immediately take place, which idea is still more vividly expressed by the perfect (51). E.g.
- “Εἰ δὲ παρελθὼν εἷς ὁστισοῦν δύναιτο διδάξαι, πᾶς ὁ παρὼν φόβος λελύσεται,” “all the present fear will be at once dispelled.” DEM. xiv. 2. (Here the inferior Mss. have λέλυται, which would be like ὄλωλα, quoted in 51.)
- “Φράζε, καὶ πεπράξεται,” “speak, and it shall be no sooner said than done.” AR. Plut. 1027.
- “Εὐθὺς Ἀριαῖος ἀφεστήξει, ὥστε φίλος ἡμῖν οὐδεὶς λελείψεται” XEN. An. ii. 4, 5 .