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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 διαβολὴ γέγονε.PLAT. Ap. 21B.Οὐκοῦν δεήσει τοῦ τοιούτου τινὸς ἀεὶ ἐπιστάτου, εἰ μέλλει πολιτεία σῴζεσθαι;” “if the constitution is to be preserved.PLAT. Rep. 412A . (See 71.)

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