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109. The perfect infinitive not in indirect discourse generally represents an act as finished when the present would represent it as going on (96). E.g.

See [ARISTOT.] Nic. vi. 2. 6:οὐκ ἔστι δὲ προαιρετὸν οὐδὲν γεγονὸς, οἷον οὐδεὶς προαιρεῖται Ἴλιον πεπορθηκέναι” , but nothing past can be purposed; for example, nobody purposes to have sacked Ilium, i.e. the expression προαιροῦμαι Ἴλιον πεπορθηκέναι would be nonsense. This illustrates well the restricted use of the perfect infinitive.

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