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297. In letters the aorist is sometimes used from the point of view of the receiver.

Κρήνης, ἔδωκα τὴν ἐπιστολήν, ἔστι . . . καὶ σοὶ φίλος”, PLATO , [PLATO Ep.] 15; Crenes, to whom I gave (give) this letter, is a true friend to you also.

ISOC. Ep. 3.1: “ἠβουλήθην” = “βούλομαι”. Ibid. 4.1: “προειλόμην” = “προῄρημαι”.

PLATO , [Ep.] 15 (see above).

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