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281. Future perfect middle used passively.

Of more frequent use is the future perfect middle, which is chiefly used passively. The dramatists incline to the tense on account of its impatience of anything except entire fulfilment. Neither suddenness nor certainty lies in the form.

μαστιγώσεται, στρεβλώσεται, δεδήσεται”, PLATO, Rpb. 361E; He shall be scourged, tortured, kept in prison (“δεθήσεται”, shall be put in prison).

DEM.14.2:πᾶς παρὼν φόβος λελύσεται” , All the present fear will be finally dispelled. 19.74:ταῦτα πεπράξεσθαι ῾σξ. “ἔφη”) δυοῖν τριῶν ἡμερῶν” .

ANTIPHON, 5.75: “ὅμως δ᾽ οὖν κεκινδυνεύσεται”.

PLATO, Rpb. 361E (see above). Theaet. 180 A:κἂν τούτου ζητῇς λόγον λαβεῖν, τί εἴρηκεν, ἑτέρῳ πεπλήξει καινῶς μετωνομασμένῳ”.

THUC.3.39.8:ἡμῖν δὲ . . . ἀποκεκινδυνεύσεται τά τε χρήματα καὶ αἱ ψυχαί”.

HDT.6.9:οὐδέ σφι οὔτε τὰ ἱρὰ οὔτε τὰ ἴδια ἐμπεπρήσεται”.

AR. Eq. 1370-1: “οὐδεὶς κατὰ σπουδὰς μετεγγραφήσεται”, | “ἀλλ᾽ ὥσπερ ἦν τὸ πρῶτον ἐγγεγράψεται” (will stay enrolled). Pax, 246: “ὡς ἐπιτετρίψεσθ᾽ αὐτίκα”.

EUR. Bacch. 1313:νῦν δ᾽ ἐκ δόμων ἄτιμος ἐκβεβλήσομαι” . Hippol.894:δυοῖν δὲ μοίραιν θατέρᾳ πεπλήξεται”.

βεβλήσεταί τις θεῶν βροτησίᾳ χερί
εἰ μὴ ᾿ξαμείψει χωρὶς ὀμμάτων ἐμῶν


SOPH. Ai. 577:τὰ δ᾽ ἄλλα τεύχη κοίν̓ ἐμοὶ τεθάψεται” .

Με. ἕν σοι φράσω: τόνδ᾽ ἐστὶν οὐχὶ θαπτέον
ΤΕΥ. ἀλλ᾽ ἀντακούσῃ τοῦτον ὡς τεθάψεται


ANACR.77:εὖτέ μοι λευκαὶ μελαίναις ἀναμεμίξονται τρίχες”.

HOM. Il. 1.139: “ δέ κεν κεχολώσεται, ὅν κεν ἵκωμαι”, and similarly 5.421; 762; and 23.543. 21.585: “ τ᾽ ἔτι πολλὰ τετεύξεται ἄλγἐ ἐπ̓ αὐτῇ”.

1 Metri causa cannot be invoked in any of the above examples from tragedy. See A. J. P. xvii (1896), 518.

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