[*] 141. An attributive present participle (824) occasionally refers to time absolutely present, even when the leading verb is not present. This is always denoted by νῦν or some other word in the context. E.g.
- “Τὴν νῦν Βοιωτίαν καλουμένην ᾤκησαν,” “they settled in the country now called Boeotia.” THUC. i. 12.
- “Ὁ τοίνυν Φίλιππος ἐξ ἀρχῆς, οὔπω Διοπείθους στρατηγοῦντος, οὐδὲ τῶν ὄντων ἐν Χερρονήσῳ νῦν ἀπεσταλμένων, Σέρρειον καὶ Δορίσκον ἐλάμβανε,” “Philip then in the beginning, when Diopeithes was not yet general, and when the soliders who ARE NOW in the Chersonese had not yet been sent out, seized upon Serrium and Doriscus.” DEM. ix. 15. (Here στρατηγοῦντος is present to the time of ἐλάμβανε, while ὄντων is present to the time of speaking.)