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201. Annalistic or note-book present.

Akin to the Historical Present, and not always to be distinguished from it, is the Annalistic Present, Note - book Present, or Present of Registration, which transfers a record or register to the historical page. So especially in dates of births, deaths, and accessions.

Δαρείου καὶ Παρυσάτιδος γίγνονται παῖδες δύο”, XEN. An. 1.1.1; To (of) Darius and Parysatis are born two sons.Κυαξάρης μὲν . . . τελευτᾷ, ἐκδέκεται δὲ Ἀστυάγης . . . τὴν βασιληίην”, HDT.1.106; Cyaxares dies and Astyages succeeds to the throne.τούτου δὲ Κελεὸς γίγνεται”, AR. Ach. 48.

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