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[*] 197. Indicative as a present: The use of “εἶμι” itself as present is poetical and late. PLATO, Conv. 174B: “ἀγαθῶν ἐπὶ δαῖτας ἴασιν αὐτόματοι ἀγαθοί” (PROV.). HOM. Od. 4.401: “τῆμος ἄρ᾽ ἐξ ἁλὸς εἶσι γέρων ἅλιος νημερτής”. Il. 2.87: “ἠύτε ἔθνεα εἶσι μελισσάων ἁδινάων”.
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