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28. The Greek, like other languages, often uses such presents as I hear, I learn, I say, even when their action is finished before the time to which they strictly refer. E.g. Εἰ στασιάζουσιν, ὥσπερ πυνθανόμεθα, “if they (the Sicilians) are in discord, as we learn.” THUC. vi. 16.Ἐπὶ πόλεις, ὡς ἐγὼ ἀκοῇ αἰσθάνομαι, μέλλομεν ἰέναι μεγάλας,Id. vi. 20.

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