[*] 24. As the limits of such an action on either side of the present moment are not defined, the present may express a customary or repeated action or a general truth. E.g.
- “Ἡ πρύμνα τοῦ πλοίου ὃ εἰς Δῆλον Ἀθηναῖοι πέμπουσιν,” “the stern of the ship which the Athenians send to Delos (every year).” PLAT. Phaed. 58A.
- “Τίκτει τοι κόρος ὕβριν, ὅταν κακῷ ὄλβος ἕπηται,” “satiety begets insolence, whenever prosperity follows the wicked.” THEOG. 153.
- “Ἐν χρόνῳ ἀποφθίνει τὸ τάρβος ἀνθρώποισιν,” “in time timidity dies out in men.” AESCH. Ag. 857.