[*] 58. The aorist, expressing simply a past occurrence, is sometimes used where we should expect a perfect or pluperfect, the action being merely referred to the past without the more exact specification which these tenses would give. E.g.
- “Τῶν οἰκετῶν οὐδένα κατέλιπεν, ἀλλ᾽ ἅπαντα πέπρακεν,” “he (has) left none of the servants, but has sold everything.” AESCHIN. i. 99.
- “Ἐτράποντο ἐς τὸν Πάνορμον, ὅθενπερ ἀνηγάγοντο,” “they turned towards Panormus, whence they (had) set sail.” THUC. ii. 92.
- “Κῦρον δὲ μεταπέμπεται ἀπὸ τῆς ἀρχῆς ἧς αὐτὸν σατράπην ἐποίησεν,” “from the dominion of which he (had once) made him satrap.” XEN. An. i. 1,2 .