[*] 126. The aorist infinitive in indirect discourse represents an aorist indicative of the direct form. E.g.
- Φησὶν τοῦτο ποιῆσαι, he says that he did this (i.e. he says τοῦτο ἐποίησα);
- ἔφη τοῦτο ποιῆσαι, he said that he had done this (i.e. he said τοῦτο ἐποίησα);
- φήσει τοῦτο ποιῆσαι, he will say that he did this (i.e. he will say τοῦτο ἐποίησα).
- “Ὁ Κῦρος λέγεται γενέσθαι Καμβύσεω,” “Cyrus is said to have been the son of Cambyses.” XEN. Cyr. i. 2, 1.
- “Παλαιότατοι λέγονται ἐν μέρει τινὶ τῆς χώρας Κύκλωπες οἰκῆσαι,” “the Cyclops are said to have settled most anciently in a part of the country.” THUC. vi. 2.
- “Ἦσαν ὕποπτοι αὐτοῖς μὴ προθύμως σφίσι πέμψαι ἃ ἔπεμψαν,” “they were suspected by them of not having sent to them with alacrity what they did send.” THUC. vi. 75.