[*] 46. On the other hand, although the simple form very often implies the continuance of the result of the action down to the present time or to a specified past time, it does so less distinctly than the compound form, and not necessarily (see the last two examples below). E.g.
- “Ἐπιμελῶς οἱ θεοὶ ὧν οἱ ἄνθρωποι δέονται κατεσκευάκασιν,” “the Gods have carefully provided what men need.” XEN. Mem. iv. 3, 3 .
- “Τῶν ποιητῶν τινες ὑποθήκας ὡς χρὴ ζῆν καταλελοίπασιν,” “some of the poets have left us suggestions how to live.” ISOC. ii. 3.
- “Ἀκήκοα μὲν τοὔνομα, μνημονεύω δ᾽ οὔ,” “I have heard the name, but I do not remember it.” PLAT. Theaet. 144 B.
- “Ἅ σοι τύχη κέχρηκε, ταῦτ᾽ ἀφείλετο,” “Fortune has taken back what she has lent you.” Men. Fr. 598.