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198. Present in passionate questions.

In passionate questions, the present is used as a form of exhortation.

τί οὖν οὐ διώκομεν ὡς τάχιστα”; XEN. Cyr. 4.1.11; Why, then, do we not pursue with all speed?

XEN. Cyr. 4.1.11 (see above). 12: “τί οὖν . . . οὐκ ἐλθὼν Κυαξάρῃ λέγεις ταῦτα”;

EUR. Hipp. 1060: “ θεοί, τί δῆτα τοὐμὸν οὐ λύω στόμα”;

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