[*] 139. The present participle generally represents an action as going on at the time of its leading verb. E.g.
- Τοῦτο ποιοῦσιν νομίζοντες δίκαιον εἶναι, they do this thinking it is just.
- Ἐποίουν νομίζοντες, they were doing it in the thought, etc.
- Ἐποίησαν νομίζοντες, they did it in the thought, etc.
- Ποιήσουσιν νομίζοντες, they will do it in the thought, etc.
- “Ταῦτ᾽ ἐπράχθη Κόνωνος στρατηγοῦντος,” “these things were done when Conon was general.” ISOC. ix. 56. (Στρατηγοῦντος is present relatively to ἐπράχθη.)
- “Καίτοι ταῦτα πράττων τί ἐποίει;” “now in doing this what was he doing?” DEM. ix. 15.
- “Ταῦτα περιιδεῖν γιγνόμενα,” “to see this go on.” DEM. xviii. 63.