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[*] 157. General truths are more commonly expressed in Greek, as in English, by the present. The present and aorist appear together above, in nearly the same sense; the gnomic aorist is, however, commonly distinguished from the present by referring to a single or a sudden occurrence, while the present (as usual) implies duration. Thus in DEM. ii. 10, above, the aorist ἤνθησεν implies a sudden blossoming out with hopes, as opposed to the continuance or repetition expressed by ἀντέχει, hold out, φωρᾶται, are detected, and καταρρεῖ, fall in ruin.
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