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214. Imperfect of endeavor combined with aorist of attainment.

Here the aorist often presents a sharp contrast.

ἔπειθον αὐτοὺς καὶ οὓς ἔπεισα τούτους ἔχων ἐπορευόμην”, XEN. Cyr. 5.5.22; I tried to persuade them, and those whom I succeeded in persuading I marched on with.συνετάξαντο καὶ τοῖς ὁπλίταις . . . ἐπῇσαν . . . τοῖς μὲν οὖν ὁπλίταις οὐκ ἐδυνήθησαν προσμεῖξαι”, THUC.4.33.1-2; They formed and tried to charge the hoplites . . . Howbeit they could not get at them.

DEM.32.17:ἐξῆγεν αὐτὸν Πρῶτος . . . οὑτοσὶ δ᾽ οὐκ ἐξήγετο, οὐδ᾽ ἂν ἔφη διαρρήδην ὑπ̓ οὐδενὸς ἐξαχθῆναι”.

PLATO, Theaet. 143A:ἐγραψάμην μὲν τότ᾽ εὐθὺς οἴκαδ᾽ ἐλθὼν ὑπομνήματα, ὕστερον δὲ κατὰ σχολὴν ἀναμιμνῃσκόμενος ἔγραφον”.

XEN. Cyr. 5.5.22 (see above).

THUC.2.4.1-2: “τὰς προσβολὰς προσπίπτοιεν ἀπεωθοῦντο. καὶ δὶς μὲν τρὶς ἀπεκρούσαντο”. 4.33.1-2 (see above).

HDT.1.69:πέμψαντες γὰρ οἱ Λακεδαιμόνιοι ἐς Σάρδις χρυσὸν ὠνέοντο . . . Κροῖσος δέ σφι ὠνεομένοισι ἔδωκε δωτίνην”.

τῷ δ᾽ ἄρα θυμὸν ἐνὶ στήθεσσιν ἔπειθεν,
καὶ δή μιν τάχ᾽ ἔμελλε θοὰς ἐπὶ νῆας Ἀχαιῶν
δώσειν θεράποντι καταξέμεν: ἀλλ᾽ Ἀγαμέμνων
ἀντίος ἦλθε θέων καὶ ὁμοκλήσας ἔπος ηὔδα:

Then v. 61:ὣς εἰπὼν ἔτρεψεν ἀδελφεόο φρένας ἥρως” .

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