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262. Aorist where english uses present.

In questions, the English language may also use the past tense, not so readily in such expressions as “ἐπῄνεσα”, Thank you (literally I praised); “ἐμεμψάμην”, I blame;ἥσθην”, I am delighted (Dramatic Aorist).

ἥσθην ἁπειλαῖς, ἐγέλασα ψολοκομπίαις”, AR. Eq. 696; I like your threats, I laugh at your fire-eating brags.

AR. Eq. 696 (see above).

EUR. Cycl. 266: “ἀπώμος᾿, κάλλιστον Κυκλώπιον”. H. F. 1235: “ἐπῄνες᾿: εὖ δράσας δέ σ᾽ οὐκ ἀναίνομαι”. Or. 1672:καὶ λέκτρ᾽ ἐπῄνεσ᾽, ἡνίκ᾽ ἂν διδῷ πατήρ” . fr. 282.13:ἐμεμψάμην δὲ καὶ τὸν Ἑλλήνων νόμον”.

HOM. Il. 2.323: “τίπτ᾽ ἄνεῳ ἐγένεσθε”; 14.95: “νῦν δέ σευ ὠνοσάμην πάγχυ φρένας, οἷον ἔειπες”.

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