[*] 51. The perfect sometimes refers to the future, to denote certainty or likelihood that an action will immediately take place, in a sense similar to that of the present (32), but with more emphasis, as the change in time is greater. E.g.
- “Ὥστ᾽ εἴ με τόξων ἐγκρατὴς αἰσθήσεται, ὄλωλα,” “I shall perish at once.” SOPH. Ph. 75.
- “Κἂν τοῦτο νικῶμεν, πάνθ᾽ ἡμῖν πεποίηται.” XEN. An. i. 8. 12 .