This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
[*] 73. （Μέλλω, with the Infinitive.) A periphrastic future is formed by μέλλω and the present or future (seldom the aorist) infinitive. This form sometimes denotes mere futurity, and sometimes intention, expectation, or necessity. E.g. Μέλλει τοῦτο πράττειν (or πράξειν), he is about to do this, or he intends to do this. So in Latin, facturus est for faciet. “Μέλλω ὑμᾶς διδάξειν ὅθεν μοι ἡ διαβολὴ γέγονε.” PLAT. Ap. 21B. “Οὐκοῦν δεήσει τοῦ τοιούτου τινὸς ἀεὶ ἐπιστάτου, εἰ μέλλει ἡ πολιτεία σῴζεσθαι;” “if the constitution is to be preserved.” PLAT. Rep. 412A . (See 71.)
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.