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327. The infinitive as the representative of the indicative takes all the tenses. See Accusative and Infinitive.

Present (= Present Indicative):

τὸν εὐτυχοῦντα καὶ φρονεῖν νομίζομεν”, COM. Men. 4.354.497; Him who is lucky we think to have sense withal.φησὶν ἐπιλήσμων εἶναι”, PLATO, Prot. 336D; He says that he is forgetful.

Present (= Imperfect Indicative):

ἀντιλέγειν φῂς τοῖς βουλομένοις ἡμᾶς ἀπολέσαι,LYS.12.26 ; You declare that you undertook to oppose (a)nte/leges) those who wished to destroy us.ἀποφηνάσθω μὴ μετέχειν,DEM.19.117 ; Let him declare that he had no part in it.

Aorist (= Aorist Indicative):1

οὐ φήσω ἡμᾶς ὀρθῶς ὁμολογῆσαι ἡνίκα ὡμολογήσαμεν”, PLATO, Theaet. 191A; I will not say that we were right to acknowledge (it) when we acknowledged it.

Perfect (= Perfect Indicative):

φησὶ . . . ἐγκώμιον γεγραφέναι”, ISOC.10.14; He says that he has written an encomium.

Perfect (= Pluperfect Indicative):

καὶ ὁδόν τε [λέγεται] οὔπω πολλὴν διηνύσθαι αὐτοῖς καὶ τὸν Μῆδον ἥκειν πάλιν”, XEN. Cyr. 1.4. 28; It is said that not much of their journey had been accomplished yet when the Mede returned.

Future (= Future Indicative):

οὐκ ἔφη ὀμεῖσθαι”, XEN. Hell. 1.3.11; He said that he would not take an oath.

Future Perfect (= Future Perfect Indicative):

ὑπολαμβάνω . . . μάτην ἐρραψῳδηκότας ἡμᾶς ἔσεσθαι”, DEM.25.2; I understand that we shall have delivered our screed to no purpose.

1 On the aorist as a future, see Accusative and Infinitive.

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