[*] 533. The gnomic aorist and the other gnomic and iterative tenses (154-164) can be used in the antecedent clause of these general propositions. The gnomic aorist, as usual, is a primary tense, and is followed by the subjunctive (171). E.g.
- “Ὅς κε θεοῖς ἐπιπείθηται, μάλα τ᾽ ἔκλυον αὐτοῦ” “whoever obeys the Gods, to him they are ready to listen （ἔκλυον is aoristic).” Il. i. 218.
- “Ὅταν τις ὥσπερ οὗτος ἰσχύσῃ, ἡ πρώτη πρόφασις ἅπαντα ἀνεχαίτισε καὶ διέλυσεν” DEM. ii. 9.
- “Ὁπότε προσβλέψειέ τινας τῶν ἐν ταῖς τάξεσι, εἶπεν ἂν, ὦ ἄνδρες, κ.τ.λ., ι.ε. ηε υσεδ το σαψ, ετξ.” XEN. Cyr. vii. 1, 10.
- “Οὔτ᾽ ἄλλοτε πώποτε πρὸς χάριν εἱλόμην λέγειν, ὅ τι ἂν μὴ καὶ συνοίσειν πεπεισμένος ὦ,” “I have never on other occasions preferred to say anything to please which I have not been convinced would also be for your advantage.” DEM. iv. 51. (Here εἱλόμην has a sense approaching that of the gnomic aorist, and is followed by a subjunctive. See 156.)