[*] 50. In epistles, the perfect and aorist are sometimes used where we might expect the present, the writer transferring himself to the time of the reader. E.g.
- “Ἀπέσταλκά σοι τόνδε τὸν λόγον,” “I send you this speech.” ISOC. i. 2.
- “Μετ᾽ Ἀρταβάζου, ὅν σοι ἔπεμψα, πρᾶσσε.” THUC. i. 129. (Here ὃν ἔπεμψα refers to the man who was to carry the letter.)