[*] 32. In animated language the present often refers to the future, to express likelihood, intention, or danger. E.g.
- “Εἰ αὕτη ἡ πόλις ληφθήσεται, ἔχεται ἡ πᾶσα Σικελία,” “if this city shall be captured, all Sicily is (at once) in their possession.” THUC. vi. 91.
- “Μένομεν ἕως ἂν ἕκαστοι κατὰ πόλεις ληφθῶμεν;” “shall we wait until we are each captured, city by city?” Id. vi. 77.
- “Εἰ δέ φησιν οὗτος, δειξάτω καὶ παρασχέσθω, κἀγὼ καταβαίνω,” “and I will take my seat.” DEM. xix. 32.