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590.Tenses.) The tenses of the infinitive most frequently used with ὥστε are the present and aorist, with their usual distinction (87). See the examples above.

The perfect is sometimes used to express completion or decisiveness of the action (109; 110). E.g. Νεωστὶ ἀπὸ νόσου βραχύ τι λελωφήκαμεν, ὥστε καὶ χρήμασι καὶ τοῖς σώμασιν ηὐξῆσθαι, i.e. we have recovered a little, so as to have increased. THUC. vi. 12. Λόγων καὶ βουλευμάτων κοινωνὸν ἄν σε ποιοῖντο, ὥστε μηδὲ ἕν σε λεληθέναι ὧν βουλόμεθα εἰδέναι, “so that not a single one of the things we wish to know should have escaped you.” XEN. Cyr. vi. 1, 40. Τοιαῦτα πολιτεύματα ἑλέσθαι (ἐμοὶ ὑπῆρξεν) ὥστε πολλάκις ἐστεφανῶσθαι, καὶ μηδὲ τοὺς ἐχθροὺς ἐπιχειρεῖν λέγειν, κ.τ.λ., so as often to have been crowned (perfect), and so as not even to have my enemies undertake (present) to say, etc. DEM. xviii. 257. See Id. xxiii. 68; LYS. xxxii. 27; ISOC. iii. 32, ISOC. iv. 45; ISAE. x. 1; and the examples quoted in 109 and 110.

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