[*] 59. The aorist is generally used with ἐπεί or ἐπειδή, after that, the aorist with the particle being equivalent to our pluperfect. So after ἕως and πρίν, until. E.g.
- “Ἐπειδὴ ἐτελεύτησε Δαρεῖος καὶ κατέστη Ἀρταξέρξης,” “after Darius (had) died and Artaxerxes had become established.” XEN. An. i. 1, 3.
- “Οὐ πρόσθεν ἐξενεγκεῖν ἐτόλμησαν πρὸς ἡμᾶς πόλεμον πρὶν τοὺς στρατηγοὺς ἡμῶν συνέλαβον,” “they did not dare to bring war upon us until they (had) seized our generals.” Ib. iii. 2, 29.